The Green-Collar Stimulus: Alliances to Strengthen our Economy, our Communities, and our Environment
February 17, 2009; as posted to Racewire
Ian Kim of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights calls for advocacy groups to join forces, to ensure that the stimulus money gets put into green-collar jobs initiatives at all levels of government, to strengthen our most vulnerable communities, and to create sustainable industries for our new century.
Ian lays it out: “We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to get it right — to forge real working partnerships between community-based and racial justice advocates and organized labor, and intervene in the way that money gets used, this year, in a green way and in an equitable way.”
Race and the Elections: Nov. 4th and Beyond
November 14, 2008; as presented at Facing Race 2008
What do the 2008 elections mean for the future of racial justice? We speak with Sushma Sheth of the Miami Workers Center, and with Van Jones of Green For All, as well as with voters in Oakland, New York, Chicago, and Ohio.
Green Economy is Coming
April 7, 2008; accompanying an article in ColorLines
Check out this Colorlines Magazine exclusive video, filmed by Thanu Yakupitiyage, that tells more of the story behind the green economy. Organizations like Sustainable South Bronx are already working in their community to provide jobs for people of color and improve their neighborhood.