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  • Monday, October 23, 2017 at 06:00 PM · $30.00 USD
    Villa Ragusa in Campbell, CA

    Van Jones: Beyond the Messy Truth

    CNN political contributor Van Jones has been hailed as one who tries to “fight the right way.” He draws on his years of activism and political analysis to take aim at the failures of both parties and to show the nation how to focus on practical answers to problems that affect us regardless of region or political ideology.

    Join us as Jones shares his blueprint for the fight we must wage as a nation. He asks us to abandon the politics of accusation and set fire to the traditional ways of political problem-solving. Jones will challenge us to change the way we think about politics so we can all get down to the vital business of solving—together—some of our nation’s toughest problems.

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 04:00 PM · 10 rsvps
    Venice Grind in Los Angeles, CA

    Let's Read this Thing and Get Busy...

    I would like to give this a try. It will be my first book club, but I hope we can generate some good conversations and help each other move forward.  You will need to find parking behind the Venice Grind, through the alley or  on the street in front.  We will sit in the back patio.

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    University Parkway in Yakima, WA

    Beyond The Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together

    In Beyond the Messy Truth, Van Jones offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change. Calling us to a deeper patriotism, he shows us how to get down to the vital business of solving some of our toughest problems, together. Let's move beyond partisan divides to find solutions to our common problems.

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 07:30 PM · $15.00 USD · 20 rsvps

    Van Jones @ Oakland

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    BEYOND THE MESSY TRUTH:
    HOW WE CAME APART, HOW WE COME TOGETHER

    Join the Love Army and Van Jones for Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together. It's time to transform our collective anxiety into meaningful change and get down to the vital business of building an American democracy that works for everyone.

    We're waiting for a moment that can inspire,
    not just critique.
    RESERVE YOUR TICKET »

    Presented KPFA Radio 94.1 FM and hosted by David Talbot

    In his new book, Van Jones, CNN political contributor and host of the recurring primetime special The Messy Truth with Van Jones, offers 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. Jones provides a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change. He urges both sides to abandon the politics of accusation and focus on real solutionsBeyond the Messy Truth includes resources—contacts, books, media, and organizations—for bipartisan bridge-building and problem solving.

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    TICKETS

    RSVP below to reserve your ticket, then check your email for instructions. Or, grab a copy of Beyond the Messy Truth and join a Love Army Book Club near you!

    • $15 advance
    • $18 door
    • signed copies available for purchase

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Van Jones is a CNN political contributor and host of the recurring CNN prime time 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, and Times 100 Most Influential People in the World.

    David Talbot is an American progressive journalist, author and media executive. He is the founder, former CEO and editor-in- chief of one of the first web magazines,Salon, which he founded in 1995, Talbot has worked as a senior editor for Mother Jones magazine and a features editor for The San Francisco Examiner, and has written for Time magazine,The New Yorker,Rolling Stone, and other publications. His other books include Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, Devil Dog,Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love, and the recent The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government.

     

    Love Army Book Club

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    In a healthy society, common pain should lead
    to common purpose
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    In Beyond the Messy Truth, Van Jones offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change. Jones takes aim at the failures of both parties before and after Trump’s 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.

    We should all be listening to Van Jones. His vision for American politics calls forward the best of who we are, so that we can engage with humanity and solve real problems together. - Ai-jen Poo, director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

    Those of us who truly believe in the power of love and aloha welcome Beyond the Messy Truth with open arms, in the hope that it will be read by those from all parts of the country and all points on the political spectrum. This book will help start conversations and bring people together to find common ground and work toward a better America. - Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. congress-woman, Hawaii

    Whether you agree or disagree with him, Van Jones's voice has become an integral part of our national political debate. He is one of the most provocative and interesting political figures in the country. - Senator Bernie Sanders

     

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Van Jones is a CNN political contributor and host of the CNN primetime special series, “The Messy Truth, with Van Jones.” A special advisor to the Obama White House and the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Jones founded the social justice accelerator, the Dream Corps. He has led numerous social justice and environmental 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 Forum’s “Young Global Leader” designation and a Webby Special Achievement Award. He has also been named one of Rolling Stone’s 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done, Fast Company’s 12 Most Creative Minds on Earth, and Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He lives with his wife and two children in the Los Angeles area.

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  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 07:30 PM · $29.00 USD
    Nourse Theater in San Francisco, CA

    Van Jones In Conversation with Alexis Madrigal

    Van Jones is the President & Co-Founder of Dream Corps, a collection of initiatives including #cut50, #YesWeCode, Green For All, and #LoveArmy. A Yale-educated attorney, he is a correspondent for CNN, a regular guest on political talk shows, and the author of The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives. In 2009, Jones worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House. There, he ran the interagency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending. His newest book, Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together, 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 apart.

    Signed copies of Beyond The Messy Truth will be available for purchase.

  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 04:00 PM
    Rain's House in Fayetteville, AR

    Beyond the Messy Truth - Common Sense Conversations

    S Sherman Ave dead ends into my driveway. My house is the second house up the drive at the top of the hill. Feel free to park at the bottom of the hill if you are concerned about scratching your car on the steep driveway, but if you take it at a large angle you can get up without doing so. 

  • Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 04:00 PM · $27.00 USD

    VAN JONES - Beyond the Messy Truth


    ABOUT BEYOND THE MESSY TRUTH

    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--by 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 another's 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 Trump's 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.

    "The entire national conversation today can be reduced to a simple statement--'I'm right, and you're wrong, '" Jones has said. But the truth is messier; both sides have flaws. Both parties have strayed from their highest principles and let down their core constituencies. Rejecting today's political tribalism, Jones issues a stirring call for a new "bipartisanship from below." Recognizing that tough challenges require the best wisdom from both liberals and conservatives, he points us toward practical answers to problems that affect us all regardless of region or ideology: rural and inner-city poverty, unemployment, addiction, unfair incarceration, and the devastating effects of the pollution-based economy on both coal country and our urban centers.

    In explaining how he arrived at his views, Jones shares behind-the-scenes memories from his decades spent marching and protesting on behalf of working people, inspiring stories of ordinary citizens who became champions of their communities, and little-known examples of cooperation that have risen from the fog of partisan conflict. In his quest for positive solutions, Van Jones encourages us to set fire to our old ways of thinking about politics and come together where the pain is greatest.


    ABOUT VAN JONES
    Van Jones is a CNN political contributor as well as the host of the CNN primetime special The Messy Truth, with Van Jones. A special advisor to the Obama White House and 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 Forum’s “Young Global Leader” designation and a Webby Special Achievement Award. He has also been named one of Rolling Stone’s 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done, Fast Company’s 12 Most Creative Minds on Earth, and Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He lives with his wife and two children in the Los Angeles area.


    ABOUT FORREST WILDER

    Forrest Wilder, a native of Wimberley, Texas, is the editor of the Observer. Forrest has appeared on Democracy Now!The Rachel Maddow Show and numerous NPR stations. His work has been mentioned by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Time magazine and many other state and national publications. Other than filing voluminous open records requests, Forrest enjoys fishing, kayaking, gardening and beer-league softball. He holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps

    Let's read together and talk!

    217 Pajaro St
  • Monday, October 30, 2017 at 12:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    2024 Prince Street in Berkeley, CA

    Berkeley The Messy Truth Book Group

    Invitation is to get the book, read the book and bring specifics of what you want to discuss.  We'll set an agenda at the beginning of the meeting to make sure everyone has their specifics brought up in a discussion of the The Messy Truth, and leave the evening with the call to action we want going forward.  If  you RSVP, we will send a reminder the week before.  

    Food  and drinks encouraged, so bring something you want to share.

  • Wednesday, November 01, 2017 at 12:00 PM · 2 rsvps

    RUBY ZANDRA'S BLUE JAZZ SOCIETY OF HOPE PRESENTS OUR ANNUAL OBAMA CARES-A-THON

    OFA Women's Leadership Corps - Arizona

    Open Enrollment Training Event in Preparation for November 1, 2017 Annual Obama Cares-A-Thon during the ACA open enrollment period.