Tickets are available here. Please note: Each ticket includes a copy of Valerie Jarrett’s Finding My Voice.
No one has as intimate a view of the Obama Years, nor one that reaches back as many decades, as Valerie Jarrett. The longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her personal story as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic moment in American history. Her new memoir, Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, traces her journey from growing up in Chicago in the 60s as racial and gender barriers were being challenged, to when she first interviewed a promising young lawyer named Michelle Robinson in 1991 for a city government job, to stirring moments from the Obama presidency like passing the Affordable Care Act. Join us for an inspiring perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship in the twenty-first century.
Valerie Jarrettwas the longest serving senior adviser to President Barack Obama. She oversaw the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls. Before joining the White House, she served as the chief executive officer of The Habitat Company in Chicago, chairman of the Chicago Transit Board, commissioner of Planning and Development, and deputy chief of staff for Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley. Jarrett has received numerous awards and honorary degrees, including Time’s “100 Most Influential People.” She received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1978 and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981. She is currently a senior adviser to the Obama Foundation and Attn and a senior distinguished fellow at the University of Chicago Law School.
Angela Rye is a political commentator, champion for civil rights, lawyer, and entrepreneur. Previously, she served as Executive Director and General Consul to the 112th Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and currently is the Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies. Committed to ensuring positive change in the political process, Rye’s work breaks down complex information and offers informed—and spin-free—perspectives on race and reparations, criminal justice, women’s issues, and more. She has been featured on CNN, BET, HBO, Marie Claire, The Washington Post, and Real Time with Bill Maher.
This program will take place at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills 90210 Directions and Parking
Tickets Tickets will be available for purchase through The Wallis box office (310-746-4000). Purchased tickets are non-refundable, and will be available for pick-up at the box office before the program.
There will be no book signing. Each ticket includes a copy of Valerie Jarrett’s Finding My Voice.
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