The University of Chicago hosted environmental advocate Van Jones, former Green Jobs advisor to the Obama Administration and co-founder of jobs initiative Rebuild the Dream, for a talk titled "At Your Own Risk: What Is To Be Done?" Marc Bamuthi Joseph, recipient of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship, which annually recognizes 50 of the country’s “greatest living artists,” joined this conversation about the environment, race, social ecology and collective responsibility. The talk was moderated by Cathy Cohen, the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science and the College.

The event was co-sponsored by portoluz as part of its series “WPA 2.0: a Brand New Deal”; the Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the MCA Stage presentation “red, black and GREEN: a blues” by Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Theaster Gates; and the University of Chicago (The College, University Community Service Center, Office of Civic Engagement, Human Rights Program, Office of Sustainability, International House Global Voices Program).


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