“Why is that when you see a black kid in a hoody you think thug, but when you see a white kid in a hoody you think Mark Zuckerberg?” — Van Jones
Join environmental advocate, civil rights activist, attorney, and co-host of CNN’s Crossfire, Van Jones, in this unique interactive live video conference call where he will discuss his response to the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Van Jones will discuss how this tragedy helped inspire his new initiative for low-opportunity youth called #YesWeCode. Spurred by the fact that people think differently when they see a black kid in a hoodie than when they see a white kid, #YesWeCode turns disadvantaged youth into the next Mark Zuckerbergs. A national initiative, it aims to teach 100,000 disadvantaged youth creative tools so they can create a positive future for themselves.