Bancroft Way at Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, California

The 14th annual Mario Savio Memorial Lecture & Young Activist Award will feature progressive activist Van Jones in a talk entitled "Where are we now? Where do we want to be? How can we get there?".

The lecture is free, but tickets are required and available in the lobby from 6:30pm.

Named by Rolling Stone as one of “12 Leaders Who Get Things Done” and by Time Magazine as a “global environmental hero” and “one of the 100 most influential people in the world,” Van Jones served as “Special Advisor” to President Obama before being targeted by Glenn Beck. Jones is a co-founder of four thriving nonprofits: Color of Change, Green for All, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and his current project, Rebuild the Dream, a pioneering initiative to restore good jobs and economic opportunity.

Book-signing following the lecture: REBUILD THE DREAM

The Memorial lecture honors the memory of the late Mario Savio, a spokesperson for Berkeley's Free Speech Movement (1964), and the spirit of moral courage and vision which he and countless other activists of his generation exemplified. The evening includes a presentation of the Mario Savio Young Activist Award, which recognizes young people engaged in the struggle to build a more humane and just society. It is co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Library, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Free Speech Movement Cafe and the Graduate Assembly.

Added by nadav on November 3, 2012

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