Featured Speaker: Valerie Jarrett

Senior adviser to the Obama Foundation, businesswoman, political activist, and former government official Valerie Jarrett will speak about her upcoming book FINDING MY VOICE: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward. From her work ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system, and improving the lives of working families, to the real stories behind some of the most stirring moments of the Obama presidency, Jarrett shares her forthright, optimistic perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship. This discussion will tackle issues surrounding the state of politics today, but will leave attendees with a sense of hope and motivation to activate on local and national levels.

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