Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration featuring Van Jones
January 12th, 2012, 12:30 PM
Edmonds Community College's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration features Van Jones, human rights advocate and clean energy proponent, presenting 12:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre in Mukilteo Hall. He will also speak at the City of Lynnwood celebration 7 p.m. at the Lynnwood Convention Center.
As a civil rights activist, attorney and environmental advocate, Van Jones will speak on the importance of continuing Dr. King's dream, speak on the Green Collar Economy; the importance of job creation in a clean-energy enviroment; the impact of civil rights to present and how the American Dream is under siege and on the new movement that is rising all across America to fight back.
Jones is the best-selling author "The Green-Collar Economy," and served as the green jobs advisor to President Obama's White House.
He is currently a senior fellow at the Center For American Progress and a senior policy advisor at Green For All.
In addition, Van holds a joint appointment at Princeton University, as a distinguished visiting fellow in both the Center for African American Studies and in the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Interviewed by Tom Murphy
Susan Morse is highly regarded as an expert in natural history and tracking. Morse has more than 36 years of experience monitoring wildlife and interpreting wildlife habitat use. Her research has focused on cougar, bobcat, black bear, and Canada lynx.
Seventeen years ago, Morse founded Keeping Track®, an organization devoted to training professional biologists and citizen scientists alike in wildlife monitoring skills. Keeping Track’s mission is to empower multiple stakeholders to use their knowledge to detect, record and monitor the status of wildlife and wildlife habitat in their communities. Data collected by Keeping Track teams has influenced the conservation of over 30,000 acres of habitat in twelve states and Quebec.
In 2001 Morse received the Franklin Fairbanks Award for her lifelong creative and dedicated service to enriching the awareness and understanding of the natural world among the residents of New England. She and Keeping Track® were recently recognized by the Adirondack Council for decades of conservation work in the Champlain basin bioregion.
November 4th, 2011
Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz, President of Gallaudet University, the world’s only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students, lectures on "Serving the Deaf Community and People Hard of Hearing in the 21st Century," in the Black Box Theatre.
Hurwitz became the tenth president of Gallaudet University in January 2010. Before coming to Gallaudet, he was president of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, one of eight colleges within the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. He is a past president of the National Association of the Deaf as well as past president of the World Organization of Jewish Deaf. Dr. Hurwitz earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Washington University at St. Louis, Mo., a master of science degree in electrical engineering from St. Louis (Mo.) University, and a doctor of education, curriculum and teaching, from the University of Rochester (N.Y.).
Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological, and rapidly changing world.