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Van Jones
University of Michigan Union, Rogel Ballroom
Ann Arbor, MI
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Oct 17, 2017 7:00 PM



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Van Jones
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Nicola's Books Presents CNN's Van Jones in conversation at The University of Michigan Union.

Ticket Details:
Each ticket includes entry to the event plus a copy of 'Beyond the Messy Truth.'  Presentation of ticket will be required to claim you book at the event.

Please note: books will be picked up at the venue the night of the event.  Nicola's Books will not be selling additional copies of 'Beyond the Messy Truth' or backlist titles at the venue, but will have stock available on hand at the store before and after the event.  

Event Details:
Seating will be first-come first-served at the event.  We anticipate this event will be standing-room only, so if you require a seat for medical reasons, please contact us in advance to make arrangements.

Doors Open at 7pm.

About the Book:
'Beyond the Messy Truth' is 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 apartby the CNN political contributor and host hailed as a star of the 2016 campaign (The New York Times) who coined the term whitelash.

Van Jones burst into the American consciousness during the 2016 presidential campaign with an unscripted, truth-telling style and an already established history of bridge-building across party lines. His election night commentary became a viral sensation. A longtime progressive activist with deep roots in the conservative South, Jones has made it his mission to challenge voters and viewers to stand in one anothers shoes and disagree constructively.

Now, in 'Beyond the Messy Truth,' Jones offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change. Tough on Donald Trump but showing respect and empathy for his supporters, Jones takes aim at the failures of both parties before and after Trumps victory. He urges both sides to abandon the politics of accusation and focus on real solutions. Calling us to a deeper patriotism, he shows us how to get down to the vital business of solving, together, some of our toughest problems.

About the Author:
Van Jones is a CNN political contributor and host of the recurring CNN primetime special 'The Messy Truth with Van Jones.' A graduate of the University of Tennessee and Yale Law School, he was a special adviser to the Obama White House and is the author of two New York Times bestsellers. Jones founded the social justice accelerator the Dream Corps and has led numerous social and environmental justice enterprises, including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green For All. He has earned many honors, including the World Economic Forums Young Global Leader designation and a Webby Special Achievement Award, and he has been named one of Rolling Stones 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done, Fast Companys 12 Most Creative Minds on Earth, and Times 100 Most Influential People in the World. He lives with his wife and two children in the Los Angeles area.

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University of Michigan Union, Rogel Ballroom (View)
530 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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Arts > Literary
Other > Political

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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