Van Jones & Roc Nation recently announced a groundbreaking partnership and nationwide event tour: We Rise Tour powered by #LoveArmy. We Rise will bring an array of artists, athletes, thought leaders and local leaders to cities across the country this summer. The event will make its Los Angeles stop on Wednesday, July 26 at the Hollywood Palladium. Jones, a renowned activist, CNN commentator and two-time New York Times bestselling author, will headline the tour promoted by Live Nation. 100 percent of net ticket proceeds will go to the Dream Corps initiatives and local charities.
We Rise focuses on our commonalities as opposed to our differences—exploring how to increase dialogue and engagement on both the local and national levels. Attendees have the opportunity to connect, ask questions and participate in various activations during the program.
During the tour, Van Jones and #LoveArmy will engage in each city, visiting local community centers, schools and organizations to spend time with partners in social change on the ground. The most important work is happening on the front lines and Jones is focused on enacting change in neighborhoods hardest hit, economically. We Rise together!
Facebook pre-sale ends tonight at 10 p.m. local time.
General public can purchase tickets beginning tomorrow at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Van-Jones-tickets/artist/2381166
More about Dream Corps initiatives:
Green For All: Green For All fights pollution with solutions and works to get solar panels, healthy food and good jobs into communities that have little money or power. Green For All wants to build an inclusive, green economy that is strong enough to lift people out of poverty.
More about Van Jones:
A Yale-educated attorney, Van is perhaps best known as a commentator on CNN, where he hosts “The Messy Truth, with Van Jones.” Heis also the founder and president of the Dream Corps, a nonprofit organization that works to solve America’s toughest problems. Its current initiatives—#cut50, #YesWeCode, and Green For All—create innovative solutions to “close prison doors and open doors of opportunity.” The Dream Corps also supports the #LoveArmy.
Van was the 2017 commencement keynote speaker for Morehouse College and has garnered honors from the World Economic Forum, TIME’s “100 Most Influential” List and Fast Company.
He also won the 2017 Webby Special Achievement Award for his use of the Internet and social media during the 2016 election, including for his video series “The Messy Truth.”
In October 2017, he will release his third book, “Beyond The Messy Truth: How We Came Apart & How We Come Together.’ Van has already written two New York Times bestsellers: “The Green Collar Economy,” the definitive book on green jobs, and “Rebuild the Dream,” a roadmap for progressives.
In 2009, Jones worked as the ‘green jobs’ advisor to the Obama White House, where he helped run the interagency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending. He is also a cofounder of numerous social justice organizations, including ColorOfChange.org and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.
For more information on Van Jones’ appearances and initiatives, please visit: www.thedreamcorps.org and http://www.vanjones.net