Van Jones - Beyond the Messy Truth (San Rafael)

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm

In conversation with KGO's Brian Copeland
Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
Tickets: $40 (includes signed book)

Please note: online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets available at the door!

With his unscripted style of truth-telling for CNN, Van Jones burst into the collective American consciousness during the 2016 Presidential campaign. He has since become a beacon of hope and a voice of reason for progressives (and worried conservatives) everywhere; his compassion and wisdom were most recently on display during his rousing speech at the Washington, D.C. Women’s March. In Beyond the Messy Truth, Van Jones provides a blueprint for transforming our anxiety about our political future into meaningful change, including plans for a massive LoveArmy that grows from red and blue states alike. Issuing a call for a deeper patriotism, one that is wise enough to reject binaries and honestly face America’s complicated truths, he draws on poignant behind-the-scenes moments from his important and lifelong activist work, inspiring stories of quiet activists who have become unlikely change-makers, and little-known historical examples of collaboration rising from the fog of bitter disagreement. On full display throughout the book is the insight, empathy, and instinct for bridge-building that is fueling Jones’ successful TV special features and documentary shorts, “The Messy Truth, with Van Jones.”

Van Jones is a CNN political contributor as well as the host of the recurring CNN primetime special The Messy Truth with Van Jones. A graduate of Yale Law School, a former Obama administration “green jobs Czar,” and the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Jones founded the social justice accelerator, The Dream Corps. A recent guest host of Live with Kelly, and a regular guest on The Daily Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The View, Jones is also a prolific writer of Op-Eds and essays that have appeared in USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, LA Times, CNN.com, and The Huffington Post.

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Please note: Tickets are non-refundable

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Location: 
Angelico Hall, Dominican University
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399180026
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Ballantine Books - October 10th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A passionate manifesto that exposes hypocrisy on both sides of the political divide and points a way out of the tribalism that is tearing America apart—from the CNN host hailed as “a star of the 2016 campaign” (The New York Times), now seen on The Van Jones Show