Van Jones – The Marriage of Social Justice & Environmental Protection

Van Jones, a highly influential, award-winning activist and author, currently a CNN political contributor, founded and led four social and environmental justice NGOs (The Ella Baker Center, promoting criminal justice reform; Color of Change, focused on racial fairness; Green for All, which promotes “green” job creation; and Rebuild The Dream/Dream Corps Unlimited). He is a major figure in challenging the criminal justice system and its over-incarceration of urban youth. His keen intelligence and dynamic but deeply centered initiatives have won him widespread local, national and international recognition and honors. Introduction by Nina Simons, Bioneers President and Co-Founder.

This speech was given at the 2003 Bioneers National Conference.


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