Van Jones Speech at MPAC 2016 Convention
Van Jones is the Founder and President of The Dream Corps, and has founded and led numerous social enterprises engaged in social and environmental justice, including Color of Change, Rebuild The Dream, The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and Green for All, which lifts people out of poverty through green job training and job creation.
Jones is a regular CNN political contributor, a Yale-educated attorney, and the author of two New York Times best-selling books, The Green Collar Economy (2008) and Rebuild the Dream (2012), which chronicles his journey as an environmental and human rights activist to becoming a White House policy adviser. He was the main advocate for the Green Jobs Act, legislation that has resulted in $500 million in national funding for green jobs training.
Speech delivered on December 11, 2016 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California during the MPAC Convention.
Topics: American Muslims, Civil And Political Rights