Breakfast Topic: Urban Employment and Development Opportunities in the Green Economy

Van Jones, an eco-visionary, award-winning human rights attorney and powerhouse speaker will be the main speaker a breakfast Wednesday, April 23 at White’s of Westport. The theme of the breakfast is Urban Employment and Development Opportunities in the Green Economy. Jones is the founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC), a strategy and action center, working for justice, peace, and opportunity in urban America.
Based on a decade of front-line activism, he offers comprehensive solutions and inspirational models to the three grave perils facing society: widening social inequality, radical environmental destruction, and deepening despair. His visionary proposals answer the call for expanded opportunity, ecological sustainability, and renewed hope.
Joining Jones is Richard Heinberg, author of eight books. He is a Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Peak Oil educators. He writes a regular column for The Ecologist, and has also authored scores of essays and articles that have appeared in numerous journals.
Sponsors are: Leadership SouthCoast, The Cities of Fall River & New Bedford, The Fall River and New Bedford Area Chambers of Commerce, Bioneers By the Bay, UMass Dartmouth, Dubin Labor Education Center, UMass Dartmouth, Office of Campus and Community Sustainability.
The breakfast is from 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. The cost is $25 for students and $35 for adults. Attendees are asked to register and pay in advance at www.fallriverchamber.com or by calling 508.676.8226.

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