Hi folks,

I’ve been invited and am honored to accept a position on the host committee of The Green Apple Fundraiser for the Obama Victory Fund at the Kalahari in Harlem next Tuesday night. Harlem4Obama is sponsoring the event and has a great lineup of speakers.

Given this blog’s focus on both black and, increasingly, green (energy, development, jobs), I’m inviting anyone in the NY area to attend and everyone else to give what you can to the campaign through this event.

Cocktail Reception and Discussion on Urban Green Building
Tuesday, October 14th, 6:00-10:00 pm
The Kalahari. 40 West 116th Street (between 5th and Lenox Avenues)
Requested Contribution: $150
VIP Contribution: $500-$2300
Student and Seniors*: $25
To R.S.V.P., contribute consistent with the above amounts at http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/greenapple
For more information contact: michaelw@harlem4obama.com or 646-625-9828

If you donate, please put “BARATUNDE” in the note at the bottom of the donation page, so the Obama campaign can recognize my vast powers :)

The event is on Facebook too. make it viral.

more on the speakers after the jump


Majora Carter, President The Majora Carter Group, LLC
Intro: “Greening the Ghetto”
” New York City ‘s most influential environmentalist” -BBC World service

Here’s Majora explaining “Greening The Ghetto” at the TED conference back in 2006

Carlton Brown, Chief Operating Officer of Full Spectrum
Developer of The Kalahari and Panelist on the
2007 Clinton Foundation Global Initiatives.
Topic: “The future of Urban NY Green Building ”

Peggy Shepard, Executive Director West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.
Topic: “Advancing Environmental Justice in Health”
The Rockefeller Foundation Winner of the 2008
Jane Jacobs Medal for Lifetime Leadership in Activism

Osiris James, Publisher
Urban Go Green Magazine
Topic: “Making Green Personal”

*(Limited Number of tickets, please bring proper ID to receive student or senior pricing)

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