Van Jones’ Ware Lecture Screening

Feb 22, 2018 | News

“If we are willing to invest in new clean and green jobs, we’ll save money—and the soul of the country.”

Begun in 1922, the Ware Lecture series is a long-standing tradition in the Unitarian Universalists’ faith that highlights its commitment to social justice and progressive community building. Each year, the Unitarian Universalist Association President, in consultation with the General Assembly Planning Committee, invites a distinguished guest to address the General Assembly as the Ware Lecturer.

Join us right here at East Shore on March 9th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, in Spring Hall for a free screening of the 2008 Van Jones lecture. All ages are invited to share in what then-UUA President Rev. William Sinkford described as “an outside view of what our faith ought to be paying attention to.” Among his many other accomplishments, Van Jones has founded, or been part of, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Center’s Books Not Bars campaign; Color of Change, the nation’s biggest e-advocacy organization tackling Black issues; and a “Green Jobs Corps” that will train youth for eco-friendly “green-collar” jobs. In this lecture, Jones calls on UUs to be inspired advocates for a green economy that involves everyone. He calls for urban farms, rooftop gardens, and other “ways to lift people up.” Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to listen to a message that resonates far beyond the walls of East Shore. Popcorn is provided!