What does it take to get our democracy back and rebuild the dream? Van Jones explored 3 key movements: Obama's Yes We Can campaign, The Tea Party movement, and the Occupy movement. What made them successful and what made these movements fail?
Watch Van Jones explore these questions and learn how the Trayvon Martin tragedy inspired him to create a new initiative, #YesWeCode, for low-opportunity youth. Moderated by Konda Mason, social entrepreneur and Pachamama Alliance ally.
Van Jones is an American environmental advocate, civil rights activist, and attorney. He is a co-founder of four non-profit organizations including Rebuild the Dream, of which he is president. In 1996, he founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a California non-governmental organization (NGO) working for alternatives to violence. In 2005, he co-founded Color of Change, an advocacy group for African Americans. In the fall of 2013, Van joined the panel of Crossfire on CNN.
Are you waiting for someone else to solve the world's problems? Or praying for our leaders to use a magic wand to make it all better? Or could it be that somewhere inside of you the answer is waiting to be awakened and activated? Our live video conference calls will be unlike anything else you have attended. They are designed as a conversation between the speaker, moderator Konda Mason (social entrepreneur and Pachamama Alliance ally), and you.
The Pachamama Alliance is moving in a bold direction. Our community is awake, and hungry for the next step. As we continue to answer the call of the Achuar to change the dream of the modern world, The Pachamama Alliance community is requesting a deeper engagement with the issues of our time. We are now being called to provide more information and tools that lead to solutions-based thinking and decisive actions.
We're looking for a different conversation that goes beyond the superficial introduction of the issue. So we asked people to prepare for a deeper conversation by reading the material in advance, ready to jump into a robust conversation that begins where the material left off.
The opportunity is here.
The invitation is now.
Save the date! Our next speaker is Charles Eisenstein – visionary speaker and writer who focuses on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His books include The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, Sacred Economics, and Ascent of Humanity.
Join us January 15th at 5 PM Pacific / 8 PM Eastern. If you are outside the US, please use WorldTimeBuddy to find the correct time to join us.