Join us as we talk to Van Jones, a Yale-educated attorney, CNN political contributor and founder of numerous social enterprises engaged in social and environmental justice such as The Dream Corps, which promotes innovative policy solutions and includes initiatives like #YesWeCode and Green for All. Jones is also the author of two New York Times best-selling books and was the main advocate for the Green Jobs Act of 2007. Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (CST)
900 Chicon Street
Austin, TX 78702
Jones will share his experiences as a leader of color in the public and social sectors and reflect on the need for increased diversity in leadership roles. His insights will offer guidance to local leaders of color and young people on what they can do to address issues that affect them in today’s uncertain times.
This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited. General Admission registration is not a guarantee of seating. Seating will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis only to those who have registered online.
AGENDA | March 11
9:00 – 9:30am | Registration and Light Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30 | Talk and Q&A with Van Jones
ABOUT THE NEW PHILANTHROPISTS PROJECT
The vision of the New Philanthropists Project is to increase the diversity of the social sector to better serve our community. We believe that nonprofit boards can be a platform for positive change only when they include the voices and experience of the people they serve. Our work is to identify and prepare those organizations that believe in the contributions of the people they serve as well as to identify and prepare leaders of color for the important role they’ll play on those boards. The New Philanthropists Project is a cross-sector collaboration founded by Mando Rayo + Collective and GivingCity Austin.
ABOUT THIS SPEAKERS SERIES
The latest in the New Philanthropists Speaker Series, this event is meant to spark a meaningful discussion and address the Latino, African-American, and Asian leadership gap in the nonprofit sector.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NEW PHILANTHROPISTS,
A PROJECT OF MANDO RAYO + COLLECTIVE AND GIVINGCITY AUSTIN.
St. David’s Foundation, Glimmer of Hope, Huston-Tillotson University, University of Texas at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, One Voice Central Texas
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PARTNERS
Austin Area Urban League Young Professionals
Austin Justice Coalition
Black Lives Matter
Black Professional Alliance
Black Women/Men In Business
Capital City Black Film Festival
Excellence and Advancement Foundation
Greater Austin Black Chamber
Greater Austin Asian Chamber
Jelani Consulting, LLC
KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
La Voz de Austin
National Association of Black Accountants
National Black MBA Association Austin
National Council of Negro Women
One Voice Central Texas
Worker’s Defense Project
Young Hispanic Professional Austin Association
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