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Staff PickValerie Jarrett: Politics, the Obamas and Finding My Voice (April 11)

April 11 @ 12:00 pm

| $10– $65
Valerie Jarrett Politics the Obamas and Finding My Voice

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This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Despite the almost constant streams of media reporting on the White House, very few people know what really goes on in the West Wing. Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the president in the Obama administration, is one of those people. From the day she interviewed a young Michelle Robinson in July 1991 to the night of January 20, 2017, when the first family departed the White House, Jarrett has been a trusted confidante and a close friend of the Obama family.

In her book, Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, Jarrett shares her story of growing up with American parents in the town of Shiraz, Iran, living in Chicago during the civil rights movement and ultimately finding her voice in public service. She led the Obama administration’s criminal justice reforms, advocated for women’s rights and political empowerment, and fought to improve the lives of working families.

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Date:
April 11, 2019
Time:
12:00 pm
Cost:
$10– $65
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2V687MC

Venue

Commonwealth Club
Phone:
415-597-6705
110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
Website:
http://bit.ly/2yieimi

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Commonwealth Club
Phone:
(415) 597-6700
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2yieimi

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