I’ve been working on environmental campaigns this whole decade. I’ve helped to keep nuclear power out of the Kyoto global warming treaty, started a community bike program at my college, and lobbied to pass a big and bold clean energy policy for the world’s largest university system. All of it has involved inspired new activism from a lot of young people like myself. Now I find myself working on something that could be more powerful and meaningful than anything I’ve been involved in before. It’s called the Dream Reborn and I’m asking you to be a part of it..
Donate $10 to sponsor a low-income youth to come to the Dream Reborn:
I am working to recruit 100 friends and allies to pitch in $10 in the next seven days to raise $1000 for low-income youth to get to Memphis for this historic event. (Please feel free to make this a little easier for me by passing the word on to your friends as well and giving even more than the cost of a movie ticket.) The story is that on April 4th-6th, 2008 Green For All, a new organization who I am now working for, is hosting a conference in Memphis, Tennessee to launch a new “community of practice” for environmental jobs for pathways out of poverty. It starts on the 40th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination while he was speaking out for economic justice for sanitation workers. The conference will honor his legacy and celebrate the new visionaries of the green economy, low-income people and people of color who are working to bring green jobs to people who most need work.
I have been to dozens and dozens of conferences for social and environmental causes. This is the first I will have been a part of that combines the two in such a powerful and fundamental way. In order to make this conference a success, we need to raise scholarship funds for people in poor communities. The more we raise, the more we will change the face of this movement and the more dreams will be made real.
Please join me in donating to the Dream Reborn Scholarship Fund