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Valerie Jarrett will be in conversation with Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Valerie Jarrett is a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and Attn, a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and Board Chair of When We All Vote. She also serves on the boards of Ariel Investments, 2U, Lyft, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and the Economic Club of Chicago. In her New York Times bestselling book, Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, Jarrett shares her forthright, optimistic perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship in the twenty-first century, inspiring readers to lift their own voices.
Jarrett was the longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. She oversaw the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and Chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls. Before her White House service, Jarrett was the Chief Executive Officer of The Habitat Company in Chicago, Chairman of the Chicago Transit Board, Commissioner of Planning and Development, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Parking is free on Park Avenue and Cathedral Street after 6pm. Parking is $5 in the Franklin Street Garage after 5pm.
The Ivy Bookshop will have copies of the book for sale at a book signing following the program.
The Brown Lecture Series is supported by the Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Foundation.
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:00pm
Central Library, Central Hall
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201