How We Come Together

CNN political commentator, Van Jones, became a breakout TV star during the 2016 presidential campaign. In the cable news landscape of shouting matches, his civility went viral. In his new primetime program, “The Van Jones Show,” he continues to “detoxify and depolarize the chatter.” In his recent bestselling book, Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together, he points a way out of the tribalism that is tearing the country apart and calls on all sides to abandon the politics of accusation and come together to focus on real solutions.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee and Yale Law School, Jones was a special advisor to the Obama White House and is the author of three New York Times bestsellers. He 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, Rolling Stone’s 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done, and Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Join us for a thought provoking conversation with Jones on growing polarization in the United States and ways we can find and sustain common ground.

  • 6:30pm Doors open
  • 7:30pm Conversation begins
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase
  • Signed copies of Beyond the Messy Truth will be available for purchase.

Conversations for the Common Good

Scot Sherman is the executive director of Newbigin House of Studies, and host of Conversations for the Common Good—public conversations with writers, artists, musicians and leading thinkers about the issues that divide us and the ideals that bring us together.

 

This conversation is supported by Humanity United, a foundation dedicated to bringing new approaches to global problems that have long been considered intractable. Humanity United is part of The Omidyar Group, a diverse collection of organizations, each guided by its own approach, but united by a common desire to catalyze social impact.