Engaging a New Generation of Activists
Anti-Poverty Teach-in and Strategy Forum
Friday September 1,
Laney College Theater, Oakland CA
Join Van Jones and other noted activists and organizers to share ideas
how our community -- particularly our young people -- can engage in
progressive movements to end poverty. Participants in this anti-poverty
teach-in will focus on how to amplify the call for racial and economic
justice in the Bay Area and build a movement for change across the
In a moment of promise, when President Bush visited New Orleans last
September, he talked about the "deep, persistent poverty" seen on
after Hurricane Katrina. "That poverty," he said," has roots in a
racial discrimination, which cut off generations from the opportunities
America. We have a duty to confront this poverty with bold action.
Almost one year later, we are asking, "Where is the bold action? It's
just in New Orleans, but all across America are being left out of the
American Dream. Join noted organizers and leaders on the front lines of
change for an inspirational evening of discussion and dialogue on
back our country and "Rebuilding America's Lower Ninth.
* Frank Chong, Ed.D., President, Laney College, Oakland, CA on
access and equity.
* Sharon Cornu, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Central Labor
of Alameda County, AFL-CIO on economic justice, fair wages and labor
* Van Jones, Executive Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights on
rights, environmental justice and green collar jobs.
* Hallie Montoya Tansey, National Program Director, League of Young
(a.k.a, the League of Pissed-Off Voters) on youth organizing, clean
elections and voter registration and mobilization.
* Bernida Reagan, Director of Social Responsibility, Port of Oakland,
founding Director, East Bay Community Law Center on community economic
* Nicky González Yuen, Ph.D., JD, Peralta Community College Board and
Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club in the East Bay (moderator).
When: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Friday, September 1, 2006 (Reception to follow)
Where: Laney College Theater, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland CA
RSVP: This event is free and open to the public, RSVP to
From crowded urban blocks to isolated rural counties, there is a Lower
Ward of poverty in every community.
It's Time for Bold Action!
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Peralta Community
District, Laney College, National Center for Youth Law, Ella Baker
for Human Rights, Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club, Applied Research
Center, Child Care Law Center, Central Labor Council of Alameda County,
AFL-CIO, Californians for Justice, West Oakland Apollo Alliance, and
League of Young Voters (a.k.a. the League of Pissed-Off Voters)
Added by aimeeallison on August 29, 2006