|Dr. Cornel West and Mayor Corey Booker|
Barack Obama Green Charter High School
|The Barack Obama Green Charter School|
Two Obama Green students were selected out of 30 high school students from around the country and participated in a government sponsored watershed project in Japan; other students participated in the Nature Conservancy’s’ Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future program. Students have tweeted cotton manufacturers in China to discuss production, working conditions and economics. Obama Green also boosts the only school to have a mobile living wall. This wall is composed of
plants, an aquaponic system and live fish creating a self-sustaining system. With support from George Clinton, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and PSE&G, Obama Green is breaking new ground in developing an urban model for sustainability education.
George Clinton is one of the foremost innovators of funk music, and was the mastermind behind the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 along with 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.
Parliament and Funkadelic captured 40 hit R&B singles, including No. 1 hits "Flashlight," "One Nation Under a Groove," "Aqua Boogie," and "(Not Just) Knee Deep." Clinton’s collaborators included keyboardist Bernie Worrell, guitarist Eddie Hazel, bassist Bootsy Collins, saxophonist Maceo Parker, trombonist Fred Wesley.
|Dr. George Clinton and|
U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr.
Over the past decade, Clinton has continued to play sold-out shows across the globe, while a countless number of his songs have been licensed for film and television. Currently, he is compiling new and old songs for an exclusive online-only release, fighting for artist rights through the P-Funk Initiative (a bill drafted with Congressman John Conyers Jr. to protect against copyright and royalty theft), and blogging about these issues on his website, FunkProbosci.com.
Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Member George Clinton Supports Music Education: New Song Release includes Mayor Corey Booker and Dr. Cornel West
When: Monday February 20th, 2012
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Barack Obama Green Charter High School
209 Berckman Street, Plainfield, NJ 07062
Who: George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic
What: George Clinton Promotes Music Education with New Jersey’s First High School Focused on Sustainability
Contact: Steven King, Co-Founder and Director of Sustainability and Programs, Barack Obama Green Charter High School,
firstname.lastname@example.org, (917) 573-8816.
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