Attend “Beyond Green Jobs: The Next American Economy”

January 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

The Oregon Humanities Center is hosting a lecture by Van Jones on, “Beyond Green Jobs: The Next American Economy,” on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the EMU Ballroom on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, and on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 5:45 p.m. at the UO in Portland, White Stag Block (70 NW Couch Street).

As the founder of Green For All, a national organization working to get green jobs to disadvantaged communities, Van Jones was the main advocate for the Green Jobs Act, which George W. Bush signed into law in 2007. The Act was the first piece of federal legislation to codify the term “green jobs.” Under the Obama administration, it has resulted in $500 million for green job training nationally. Jones authored The Green-Collar Economy and served as the green jobs advisor in the Obama administration in 2009.

Jones’ talk is part of the Oregon Humanities Center’s “Sustenance” series—a year-long, campus-wide exploration of the things that sustain us and the earth in every sense: body, mind, and spirit. The series presents a wide array of lectures on topics ranging from spiritual wholeness to environmental justice.

Oregon Humanities Center lectures are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations. The Eugene lecture will be followed by a book sale and signing. For disability accommodations, please call (541) 346-3934. View live streaming video of the Eugene lecture at ohc.uoregon.edu (feed begins at 7 p.m.) on Jan. 24th.

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