EMPOWERMENT Saturday - 10:55AM: The Convention Center's Hall B
Van Jones is a visionary leader at the forefront of the social, economic, environmental and racial justice movements of the last 20 years. Van is the founder of #YesWeCode, a national initiative to help train 100,000 low-opportunity youth code to become high-level computer coders. Van also founded Green For All, a national organization committed to providing green jobs to disadvantaged communities, as well as The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change. He can currently be seen on CNN's Crossfire.(Also see Van Jones speak at the "Yes We Code" segment on Sunday, July 6 at 10:55AM.)
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