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Van Jones Shares Dream of Urban Ecology and
Human Rights, Jan. 19 in Palo Alto
In celebration of M.L. King's birthday, Acterra presents ....
Van Jones, Executive Director
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Van Jones will inspire us to resolve today's challenges by respecting all
people, all species and our planet Earth. Titled "A New Green
Dream: Reviving Silicon Valley through Urban Ecology," he will
share his vision of reviving our cities, our economy and our spirits with
a new wave of "green collar" jobs.
Thursday, Jan. 19 -- 7:30 - 9 pm
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street (corner of Lincoln), Palo Alto
A dynamic young lawyer who has worked to stop inhumane incarceration of
young people in California's Youth Authority prisons, Jones wants to forge
a new coalition of environmentalists, urban residents and human rights
activists. If you haven't heard of him yet, you will be hearing more
about him in the future -- so come and bring your friends to hear this
visionary leader speaking for the first time to a Peninsula audience!
The program is open to the public, and donations of $5-10 will be accepted
at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
The program is co-sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto,
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, and the Loma Prieta Chapter of the
For more information, call Kay O'Neill, director of Acterra's Be the Change
environmental leadership program, at (650) 962-9876 x345 or kayo@...
For more information about Acterra, a local environmental organization
with a 35+ year history, see www.Acterra.org