Framing the Future, Habitat Greater San Francisco’s (Habitat GSF) signature annual event will be held virtually on October 28, 2021. We are thrilled to announce Van Jones will be our featured guest speaker, and will be joining Maureen Sedonaen, Habitat GSF CEO, in Conversation on Housing and Wealth Building in America.

Join us as we welcome hundreds of guests from our local community and leaders in social and housing justice in celebrating our collective belief in affordable housing and equity-building.

WHERE: Virtual event

WHEN: 11:30 am, Thursday, October 28th

RSVP: Registration is free; suggested donation $100

Van Jones is a CNN host, political commentator, Emmy Award-winning producer, and author of three New York Times best-selling books: The Green Collar Economy (2008), Rebuild the Dream (2012) and Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How we Come Together (2017).

Van has also found success as a social entrepreneur, having founded and led many thriving enterprises including the REFORM Alliance, Color of Change, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Dream Corps, which works to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity in the green and tech economies.

In 2009, as the Green Jobs Advisor to the Obama White House, Jones oversaw an $80 billion dollar investment in clean energy jobs.

Jones was the main advocate for the Green Jobs Act. Signed into law by George W. Bush in 2007, the Green Jobs Act was the first piece of federal legislation to codify the term “green jobs.” During the Obama Administration, the legislation has resulted in $500 million in national funding for green jobs training.

Jones has stewarded several bipartisan legislative and advocacy efforts, racking up wins under the last four US Presidents: Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump. Jones’ most recent victory was advocating successfully for the passage of the FIRST STEP Act, which the New York Times calls the most substantial breakthrough in criminal justice in a generation.

A Yale-educated attorney, Jones has won numerous awards, including the World Economic Forum’s “Young Global Leader” designation, Rolling Stone’s 2012 “12 Leaders Who Get Things Done”, TIME’s 2009 “100 Most Influential People in The World”, the 2010 NAACP Image Award, a 2017 WEBBY Special Achievement Award, a 2019 Lumiere Award and a 2020 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Interactive Program.

Framing the Future 2021 Registration

Registration for Framing the Future is free, and we’re so glad you’ll be joining us!
Please register using the form below, get started by clicking the “Add” button on the right hand side.

If you would like to further support affordable homeownership opportunities in our region of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties, please consider adding a donation with your registration. Thank you!

For any questions or help with your registration please contact Jordan Chan, Development Manager at (415) 625-1006.

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