Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

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Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is the Chief Executive Officer of Green For All and she serves on its Board of Directors, as of April 5, 2010.[1]

Working Partnerships

Ellis-Lamkins works for Working Partnerships.[2]

World Social Forum

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, San Jose, CA, of Working Partnerships, attended the 2002 World Social Forum.[2]

UC Berkeley Labor Center

In 2009, Ellis-Lamkins served on the advisory board of UC Berkeley Labor Center.[3]

America's Future Now!

Pahedra Ellis-Lamkins spoke at the 2009[4] and 2010[5] America's Future Now! conferences. America's Future Now! is the new name for Take Back America which is the annual conference of Campaign for America's Future.

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins was one of the 148 speakers who addressed the 2010 America's Future Now Conference.[6]

CPC San Francisco Jobs forum

After weeks of Republican attacks on President Obama in rural Iowa, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Barbara Lee on Tuesday August 17, 2011, took to the pulpit of an African American church in Oakland to hear directly from voters and defend the president and Democrats on the most critical issue of the 2012 presidential race - jobs.

"It is a time in our country when the American people know ... that serious job creation must take place," said Pelosi, speaking to reporters before addressing a supportive crowd of hundreds at the Acts Full Gospel Church in East Oakland, one of California's staunchest Democratic strongholds.

Dozens filed up to mikes to tell their stories of unemployment. The session, organized by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, was at times raucous, with some heckling or angrily chanting that it is time to "tax the rich."

Barbara Lee, who leads the Congressional Black Caucus, charged that Republicans, on the 224th day of their leadership in the House, had failed to produce a jobs bill or to deliver any solid proposals.

But both Pelosi and Lee, accompanied by Rep. Mike Honda of San Jose and Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, also aimed to draw sharp contrasts between Republican and Democratic agendas on jobs.

One participant in Tuesday's forum, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All, an Oakland nonprofit that works for green jobs, said clean energy has the potential to alleviate poverty by bringing high-quality jobs to urban communities. 'The green economy'

"What's most exciting about the green economy is that it offers the possibility to have manufacturing again, to actually create things ... in both the private and the public sector," she said. "And the greatest growth sector right now is clean energy."

Ellis-Lamkins drew applause when she said that, too often, the focus of politicians is "about who is in the back of the room yelling the loudest."

"What the folks in Washington, D.C., would have us do is fight each other," she said. "I want to make sure the story of tonight is that people of color need jobs ... solutions and jobs."[7]


  1. Profile with Green for All
  2. 2.0 2.1 Youtube: Another World Is Possible - Pt 1 (2002 World Social Forum), July 3, 2009 (accessed on Nov. 10, 2010)
  3. UC Berkeley Labor Center: Board
  4. Confabb website: America's Future Now 2009 Speakers (accessed on July 13, 2010)
  5. Our Future website: Take Back America 2010 Speakers (accessed on July 12, 2010)
  6. Our Future website: Take Back America 2010 Speakers (accessed on July 12, 2010)
  7. [, SF Chronicle, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Lee push for jobs at forum, Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer San Francisco Chronicle August 16, 2011]