Van Jones at Occupy Boston This Thursday

Environmental advocate and civil rights activist Van Jones will be visiting us at 11 am on Thursday, October 27.  Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean energy economy, as well as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the American Progress Action Fund. He holds a joint appointment at Princeton University as a distinguished visiting fellow in both the Center for African American Studies and the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. TIME magazine called him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009. He is also the best-selling author of the definitive book on clean energy jobs, The Green Collar Economy. Check out the Facebook event here.

Jones would like to offer Occupy Boston a few words of encouragement and support, and we are honored to have him join us. Here’s a video of him speaking at Occupy Wall Street: