Van Jones featured at 'Rebuilding the Dream' event on February 21

The event is part of Black History Month at UCSC

Van Jones (photo by Richard Hume, courtesy of Experience Life magazine)

On Tuesday, February 21, UC Santa Cruz will host Van Jones from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stevenson Event Center. In honor of Black History Month, this event is open to members of the campus community; it will bring together students, staff, faculty, and administration to engage the community in dialogue and forward thinking solutions to rebuild the economy, create jobs, and restore America's democracy.

Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean energy economy. He is the best-selling author of The Green Collar Economy and served as the green jobs advisor to President Obama. He is currently a senior fellow at the Center For American Progress and a senior policy advisor at Green For All. In addition, Jones holds a joint appointment at Princeton University as a distinguished visiting fellow in both the Center for African American Studies and in the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Jones is the founder of Rebuild the Dream, an engine helping to drive the movement to renew the American Dream. They harness the power of media and technology to mobilize, organize, and broaden the base of people working to fix America’s economy and restore our democracy. 

The event is sponsored by UCSC's African American Resource & Cultural Center. Support is provided by UCSC's Cultural Arts and Diversity Center; American Indian Resource Center; Student Environmental Center; Education for Sustainable Living Program; Office of Sustainability; Brain, Mind, and Consciousness Society; and Engaging Education group.