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Green Festival Speakers

Eric Mann

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Eric Mann directs the Labor/Community Strategy Center and helped found the Bus Riders Union. The Strategy Center is a “think tank/act tank,” training organizers and initiating high visibility environmental justice, mass transportation and civil rights campaigns. The BRU is the largest mass transportation group in the U.S. Mann has been a civil rights, anti-Vietnam war, labor and environmental organizer with the Congress of Racial Equality, Students for a Democratic Society and the United Auto Workers. In 2001, he was a delegate to the U.N. World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa and returned in 2002 as part of a Strategy Center delegation to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.  Mann is the co-host of the weekly radio show, Voices from the Frontlines, on KPFK 90.7 FM. He has published more than 200 articles and his most recent is Playbook for Progressives: 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer.