“Crossfire” co-host Van Jones to speak at Bridgewater College

van jonesVan Jones, co-host of CNN’s Crossfire, will speak on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. The program, sponsored by the Kline-Bowman Endowment Fund for Creative Peacebuilding, is free and open to the public.

Jones is president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, an organization that engages in political advocacy.

A Yale-educated attorney, Jones has written two books, The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream. In 2009, Jones worked as the green jobs adviser to the obama white house.

Jones has received numerous awards, including being named to Rolling Stones’s “12 Leaders Who Get Things Done” in 2012,Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2009, Fast Company’s “12 Most Creative Minds on Earth” andEssence magazine’s “25 Most Inspiring African Americans” in 2008.

Jones is the founder of Green for All, a national organization working to get green jobs to disadvantaged communities, and the co-founder of two social and political advocacy organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college, located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to approximately 1,800 undergraduate students.



augusta free press news
augusta free press news

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.


Comments