Who: Dallas County Community College District What: Fifth Annual Sustainability SummitWhen: Thursday, April 2, 2015, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.Where: Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244
This one-day event includes lunch, and it's free! Register now online.
The exciting program includes:A keynote by the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. (at right) titled “Human Salvation Lies in the Hands of the Creatively Maladjusted: Diversifying the Climate Movement.”
Breakout sessions on such topics as:
Field trip to the DaVinci SchoolRecycled art showEarth Day FestMore than 20 exhibitors
The Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, is a minister, community activist and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life.
In 2010 he was named one of the 100 most powerful African-Americans by Ebony Magazine and one of the 10 Game Changers in the Green movement by the Huffington Post. In 2008, Yearwood created the Hip Hop Caucus’ “Respect My Vote!” campaign with celebrity spokespeople T.I. and Keyshia Cole, which turned out record numbers of young people on Election Day.
After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Yearwood became national director of the Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign, where he led a coalition of national and grassroots organizations to advocate for the rights of Katrina survivors.
He was the political and grassroots director of Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Summit Action Network in 2003 and 2004. In 2004 he also was a key architect and implementer of three other voter turnout operations – P. Diddy’s Citizen Change organization, which created the “Vote Or Die!” campaign; Jay Z’s “Voice Your Choice” campaign; and “Hip Hop Voices”, a project at the AFL-CIO.
Watch video of the Rev. Yearwood's keynote.
Read more about Lennox Yearwood Jr.
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