TBH News: Laney students headed to Powershift in D.C.

Powershift Conference in DCOver 10,000 students and youth are headed to the Nation's Capitol for a historic youth summit on Climate Change, Powershift.

Two Laney College students will be among the thousands attending this year's Powershift.

Tiana DriskerTiana Drisker is a nursing student who also works part-time at Communities for a Better Environment (CBE). Tiana was a registered Dental Assistant with one-year of experience when she enrolled received an AA in Liberal Arts from Laney College. She kept on working through her degree, splitting time between her role as a registered dental assistant, student, and EOPS student aid. Most recently, she has been able to utilize her 6+ years experience as an Instructor at Western Career College’s Dental Assistant Program. She has also been involved with the Sustainable Peralta effort.

Reginald JamesThe second student is non-other than Reginald James, aka Brother Reggie, Executive Producer of The Black Hour. James initiated the Peralta EasyPass program that gives full-time students semester-long unlimited ride bus passes for $50 per semester.

He currently interns at AC Transit in External Affairs. James also serves as Managing Editor of the Harambee Newspaper (http://www.harambeenews.com) where he writes the column, "Red, Black & GREEN."

Both Drisker and James received scholarships to attend from Global Exchange, an international human rights organization based in San Francisco that focuses on social, economic and environmental justice.

The summit, being organized by the Energy Action Coalition and a network of other organizations, will have numerous workshops and sessions focusing on building a new economy based on renewable energy. Students will also participate in lobbying congress on March 2.

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