Delivering Democracy Lecture Presents: Van Jones
Participate in the Community Resource Fair and enjoy the mini-concert by the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church choir preceding Jones' insightful and timely talk.
This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.
Van Jones is a civil rights activist, social entrepreneur, author and former White House adviser during the Obama administration. He is widely known for his work with CNN, as a commentator and host of “The Van Jones Show."
Over the past two decades, Jones has launched a number of thriving social enterprises which are bringing people together to solve some of America's toughest economic and environmental problems and empower the most vulnerable in our society. A Yale-educated attorney, Jones is the author of multiple York Times bestsellers including 2017's “Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together,” in which he calls for setting aside political tribalism for a deeper patriotism of bipartisanship.
Community Resource Fair, attendee check-in begins
Delivering Democracy Lecture program begins; mini-concert, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Arizona has long been viewed as a place in which democracy is undervalued and undermined. The word “democracy” is one of the most recognized, despised, venerated and misunderstood terms in the English language. Its potential, however, has yet to be fully realized because it is routinely distorted, misjudged and exploited.
In order for American democracy to flourish and expand, its origins, evolution and potency must be explained and practiced by everyday people, scholars and visionaries in an accessible and thought provoking way.
The Delivering Democracy Lecture provides a platform for the world's leading, inspirational and visionary speakers to present their statements on participatory democracy.