Changing the Game, Rebuilding the Dream
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.
About Van Jones
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.