Van Jones at CityStage in Springfield, Massachusetts
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    • Rebuild the Dream by Van Jones (Nation Books, 2012)

Don't miss a free and public conversation featuring Nation Books author Van Jones, presented by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and Massachusetts Fair Housing Center.

In his book Rebuild the Dream, Jones reflects on his journey from grassroots outsider to White House insider. For the first time, he shares intimate details of his time in government — and reveals why he chose to resign his post as a special advisor to the Obama White House. Jones puts his hard-won lessons to good use, proposing a powerful game plan to restore hope, fix our democracy, and renew the American Dream. 

On Main Street, too many people are working harder than ever — while falling further behind. The American dream has been turned upside down and inside out. It is time to set things right. As the first Obama administration official to write a book about his experiences, Jones offers a unique perspective. He explores the origin and fate of the movements that helped to elect President Obama, as well as those that have challenged and shaped his presidency. At this pivotal moment, Jones argues that we must make our economy respect the 99 percent and work for the 100 percent, not just the 1 percent. Rebuild the Dream sets forth bold ideas inspired by the progressive values that made the twentieth century the "American Century."

A Yale-educated attorney, Van Jones worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House in 2009. Time magazine has named Jones one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Jones is founding president of Rebuild the Dream, a pioneering initiative to restore good jobs and economic opportunity. He is also the co-founder of three, thriving organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green For All.

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Start: October 19, 2012 at 6:30 PM0
End: October 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM1
Where: 1 Columbus Center
CityStage & Symphony Hall
Springfield, MA 01103