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Van Jones

Van Jones A look at the greening of the U.S. economy will be the topic of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner. Van Jones, advocate of green jobs and former advisor to the White House, will present ReBuild the Dream at 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.  The talk is part of the 2012 Speaker Series. Reservations are required.

A Yale-educated attorney, Jones has written two New York Times best-selling books – The Green Collar Economy , the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream , a roadmap for progressives in
2012 and beyond. He is the founder and president of ReBuild the Dream, a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the U.S. economy. A former advisor to the White House and President Barack Obama, Jones helped run the inter-agency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending. The event is sponsored by Office of the President and the Illinois State University NAACP Student Chapter.

The Speaker Series of Illinois State University seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim providing the community a platform to foster dialog, cultivate enriching ideas and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process.

If you need special accommodations to fully participate in these programs/events, please contact Julie Barnhill, Presidential and Trustee Events, at (309) 438-8790. Please allow sufficient time to arrange accommodations. 

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