The “American Dream” always has been our national ethos—but today, says former White House Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, it’s an illusion. Outraged by the escalating attacks on America’s middle class and working families, and grounded in tough-minded American idealism, Jones has launched a new national movement in response: Rebuild the Dream. A human-rights pioneer and author of the part-memoir, part-manifesto book of the same name, Jones pits our central conflict as cheap patriotism vs. deep patriotism and issues a bold defense of progressive values—even as he extracts insights from the success of the Tea Party. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.
Mon 4/23, 2012, 7:30pm
Rebuilding the American Dream