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Green For All

Blacks In Green and the DuSable Museum are hosting Van Jones, president of Green For All (and president of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland) at a community forum tomorrow night. 

Green For All, a national organization with roots in the Baker Center’s Green Jobs Corps, seeks to address the problems of social inequality and environmental destruction by building a green economy strong enough to lift millions out of poverty.

Jones will speak at DuSable on Wednesday, June 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free but seating is limited, so reservations are requested (773-678-9541). 

At noon on Wednesday, Jones speaks at a luncheon for the Delta Institute at the Harold Washington Library.  On Thursday morning he’ll meet with students, faculty and graduates of the city’s Greencorps at the Center for Green Technology

Right now Green For All is calling on U.S. Senators to provide full funding for the Green Jobs Act and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program.  Last week the House voted for $22.5 million for the Green Jobs Act — a fraction of the original proposal, but a victory in a current budget climate.

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