Van Jones To Lecture at CCBC Catonsville

Jones visit next month is in celebration of Black History Month.

Van Jones, a clean energy and human rights pioneer, will be coming to CCBC in February as a guest lecturer for the President's Distinguished African-American Lecture Series.

Jones will lecture at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 21 at CCBC Catonsville's Q Theatre.

His talk will be based on his 2009 bestseller The Green-Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Solve our Two Biggest Problems.

TIME magazine picked Jones as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009. In addition, Rolling Stone magazine named him as one of "12 Leaders Who Get Things Done. Ebony magazine had him on its "Power 150" list of influential African-Americans.

He also served as the green jobs advisor at the White House four years ago, and the aforementioned book was a New York Times bestseller.

This event is both free and open to the public. Tickets are needed for entry, and Jones will talking with those who are there afterwards in the Q Lounge.

Call the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-2787 for information.

Lorna D. Rudnikas February 04, 2013 at 05:20 PM
OMG Steve...is this the entire breadth of your intellectual prowess? So, so caught up in the race card you can't see the forest for the trees, poor darling.
Lorna D. Rudnikas February 04, 2013 at 05:25 PM
I would love respond with humor, but this time Stevee...I must object to your idiotic KKK response. No idea in the whole wide world of what is real and what is in your vast imagination do you darling? Better stop while you still have the slightest credibility. If not, I will be delighted to observe your credibility slowly, but ever so surely go down the toilet, honey child.
Lorna D. Rudnikas February 04, 2013 at 05:28 PM
Of course Buck, and those who dare to protest will be labeled by the media as far right fruit cakes...and that is the threat meated out consistently until folks simply stay home and hope for the best. They see it works and they know how to work it!
Sanchez February 04, 2013 at 05:43 PM
Steve, you are the only racist here. You mention race whenever you have no other point to make. The last refuge of a liberal, the race card. How disgusting.
Lorna D. Rudnikas February 04, 2013 at 05:45 PM
No SMEAR CAMPAIGN darling...FACTS!!! Actually Stevee, the White House folks did not back him up...they came up with some kind of response that his post was not important enough to have done some really good background checks (Gibbs) and so the darling dutifully stepped down so that his assignment would not interfere with the important work of the administration. (Isn't he a thoughtful angel?) And weren't they so very in your face..accept our explanation or not..tuff, wuff! Was it a racial thing..no way...it was a far left communist (get a step in the door) thing.
Lorna D. Rudnikas February 04, 2013 at 05:48 PM
While you are at it Steve...please share with everyone exactly what you believe in..Go ahead angel, we anxiously await.
Lorna D. Rudnikas February 04, 2013 at 05:52 PM
But darling you speak from your usual racist card enthusiasm...we on the other hand are speaking politics...You are absolutely blind with racism. Do you know any other language? We speak democracy vs communism...kapish??? What has having a white wife to do with communism? What would have a black wife, chinese wife, martian wife have to do with it. You are slipping fast poor darling Steveee!!!!
Sanchez February 04, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Lorna, anyone who is a regular guest on the Ed Schultz show is not someone to look up to in any aspect of life. Jones would have been a Black Panther had he been born in the right era. A smear is untrue things not factual things.
Lorna D. Rudnikas February 04, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Buck.. you ask: Is a protest gathering permit needed for a community college? Not sure, but a more clear picture of where funding donations are distributed within the budget would be interesting to know. Worthy protests would most likely be countered by stark media attention focused on making citizens look like far right wing kooks and would do little to advance the education of the student population, but actually play right into the hands of far left wing angels. Distortion of the education message is such a great tool of those who would undermine our system. I remember a conversation long ago with a communista who declared that they would "..first get into your schools!" I laughed and laughed...not in our schools you won't I responded with absolute certainty...ahhh yes, that was a long time ago and they have been most patient...As Van Jones would say..."..get a foot in the door."
Steve February 04, 2013 at 09:48 PM
LOL "Communists and Tyrants! Oh My!" I am surprised you are brave enough to ever leave the house! What would the Tea Baggers do without their Boogeymen?
Lorna D. Rudnikas February 04, 2013 at 11:07 PM
No darling Steve...communists and tyrants are not boogeymen, honest. They exist. honest!! 2nd Amendment rights will assure we will be quite brave. Folks like you, however, not so much. You only feel brave my angel because you know there are so, so many patriotic tea baggers to protect you when things go dismally wrong with your choices. (just a small "swat-a-voo" to get you in a tizzy, Steve) Now, stand back ladies and gentlemen and lets see what comprehensive, mind boggling response we get from El Stevo...Uh Oh,...I promised I would stick to the given "thread name" ..sorry Steve...I will behave, honest!! :-)
Sanchez February 04, 2013 at 11:20 PM
How was the Super Bowl and the French Quarter Steve? You said you were going for a few days.
Steve February 04, 2013 at 11:23 PM
If it ever comes to a point in my life where I need a Tea Bagger's help it's over. Asking delusional people for help is just not in my future. Lets see..... 9/11 was a government plot.........check President Obama was born in Kenya.........check President Obama is a Muslim.......check President Obama never went to Harvard Law School.....check President Obama never had a job ........check Tea Bagger are the only thing standing between "Freemen" and Tyranny....check Van Morris is a Commie......check Yep, these people are delusional.
Sanchez February 04, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Steve has replied at the highest level he is capable of. Give him a break. How was NO and the game Steve? How was the French Quarter? You said you were going.
RARE MARYLAND INDEPENDENT February 04, 2013 at 11:28 PM
CCBC does - in my opinion, do a great job helping folks continue their education. Some folks move on to 4 year colleges, or to jobs in the trades. Some drop out - realizing they should go another route. The problem I have with Van Jones is - in this economy, I believe CCBC should have an "all hands on deck to train students for jobs" mentality. Mr. Jones has done a great job in marketing Mr. Jones. We need speakers who have prospered in business, or their vocation and as a result, have lifted others with them. The policies of Van Jones do not do that. He is not a scientist, and talks very often of dividing the country. His nastiness to those who oppose him are beneath the dignity of CCBC and the students who come to CCBC in hopes of moving forward in life. We have double the unemployment rate for blacks than whites nationwide. The policies of division practiced by Van Jones and his crew are simply not the policies of employers, who need the best person ready to join and be part of a team and be a sponge for the vocation they choose. Van Jones will leave the talk with a few more books sold to the suckers who buy the books, his far left street cred increased, and a few more dollars able to fund the Van Jones lifestyle. The poor saps who purchased his books will be left holding the bag - the permanent underclass established by Mr. Jones and crew.
Sanchez February 04, 2013 at 11:30 PM
"so many patriotic tea baggers to protect you when things go dismally wrong " See Steve, we would and do defend your rights to speak freely, some even consider what you do is actually speaking. The teabaggers will have your back if you have theirs. But you have shown you don't have anyone's back but yours. You've shown your bigotry towards everyone from $12 an hour carpenters who built the home you live in to family men and women who are productive members of society raising families and paying taxes who just happen to believe the rights we were ordained with did not come from government but from God, to those who are members of the Oath Keepers, to anyone who is, how do I put this,...... not you.
Buck Harmon February 04, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Why do you continue to subject yourself to human beings that you perceive to be delusional..? One would have to be delusional to repeat this cycle of nothingness... (It's the DUNCE CAP Steve)....you can't seem to escape it...
Sanchez February 04, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Why are you impugning these silly memes to all others that are not you Steve? Ask people if they believe all this. I don't. Van Jones SAID he was a communist. Did he lie and I am not to believe him? Why is everyone but you delusional? Have a seat Steve, a cookie. Reflect on who is delusional.
Sanchez February 04, 2013 at 11:37 PM
"CCBC does - in my opinion, do a great job helping folks continue their education." Of course it does. It offers an alternative quality education to high priced mostly unaffordable and often unrewarding college education.
Sanchez February 04, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Steve says "If it ever comes to a point in my life where I need a Tea Bagger's help it's over. " That is different form this how? "If it ever comes to a point in my life where I need an n-word's help it's over. " How is it any different? How is it any less disgusting and revolting?
Sanchez February 04, 2013 at 11:43 PM
I hope the first emergency medical help you need Steve does not come from a conservative who you consider a delusional racist teabagging gun nutter who is concerned about what is going on around his family. You are a despicable bigoted ignorant human. No different than the skinheads who hold different races and classes on different levels. Would you ask Steve if the guy you may have a chance of saving his life of he is a conservative delusional racist teabagging gun nutter?
Lorna D. Rudnikas February 04, 2013 at 11:44 PM
Well Steve..as usual, you would not recognize "delusional" if you fell over it. God knows where you get half of the garbage-a-voo you have listed. If Van is not a communist..please let him know that he is perhaps delusional. 9/11 as government plot??? you better sit down and put a cold towel back on your fevered brow, poor angel. Born in Kenya...don't forget to add Indonesia..so many places his Mom moved about quite a bit. Raised as a Muslim...but not a muslim (be specific now Steve). Oh heck Steve...please specifically describe what you, in you foggy distress, feel Tea Bagger folks stand for. Now, think about it...don't just rant and rave non-sense garbaage...And then, please describe what you feel the word "patriot" means...what it means to you darling. Don't be shy..see if you can answer clearly, succinctly without going off the deep end. It just really, really will help us understand exactly where you are coming from, been, going to, forward marching, etc.
Sanchez February 04, 2013 at 11:49 PM
" We need speakers who have prospered in business, or their vocation and as a result, have lifted others with them." Someone like say....Mitt Romney? which Jones made out to be the devil and worse than Hitler by killing the wives of his workers and screwing all his employees. Or someone like.....hmmmm a successful business man, Herman Cain. Oh no wait, he was the next in line to those like Steve for the Devil position. Cain was as Frank called him, The Token. Get a conservative on campus and what happens? Protests and pies in faces and violence and threats and then the speaker gets pulled. What did you suggest again RMI?
Lorna D. Rudnikas February 04, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Rare Maryland Independent...I do not dispute your assessment that CCBC does a great job helping folks to continue their education. Staff and faculty at all levels of the academic process there are wonderful. And that is why I was personally distressed to realize that such an honor will be bestowed upon Mr. Van Jones by CCBC. Would love to know what the "committee" was thinking. Surely they have had his history at hand for review.
Buck Harmon February 04, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Why you said that very well Lorna...and you were nice about it...you are a sweetheart..)
Sanchez February 04, 2013 at 11:58 PM
number9dream "A glorified high school" This is where that idiocy came from.
Kongo February 05, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Ah yes, Walter "Stank" Mitty took his private jet down to New Orleans yet he's still busy posting here. Did you take a side trip to the moon as well Stanker? What a delusional moron. ROTFLMAO
Stiffy McDermott February 06, 2013 at 07:13 PM
An avowed communist filling young skulls full of mush with nonsense.
Steve February 07, 2013 at 01:30 PM
"Surely they have had his history at hand for review." Of course they do. His real history not the smear campaign being run by the likes of Faux News and Glen Beck.
Lorna D. Rudnikas February 07, 2013 at 07:45 PM
Wow Stevee..you really do live in a bubble. Yikes! Not sure how real time news can get through to you..but stay tuned honey child. There may be a light at the end of your educational tunnel. If it is a fact or facts on the left wing side of your particular aisle..it is automatically a "smear"..love it, love it, love it. Almost like you are "brain washed." You aren't brain washed are you darling??


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