Today at The Apollo: Van Jones Hosts WE RISE TOUR

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Van Jones. Photo: American Center for Progress-Flickr

Reverend Al Sharpton, Cory Booker and Leaders of the Women’s March to Join Van Jones and Dream Corps

On Saturday, August 5th, the WE RISE Tour powered by #LoveArmy in partnership with Roc Nation, will visit the iconic Apollo Theater in New York, NY. Special guests include co-chairs of The Women’s March, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Rev. Al Sharpton.

The stop is part of a 14-city tour that aims to address the current divisive climate in America and engage local communities and changemakers to help address some of the most pressing issues facing Americans -- including climate justice, criminal justice reform and equal access to opportunities in tech. 100% of net ticket proceeds will go to Van Jones’ nonprofit, the Dream Corps, its initiatives, and local partner charities.

Also joining the nationwide tour in New York is Dream Corps’ newly announced CEO, Vien Truong. Personally recruited by Van Jones to direct Green For All, a climate justice initiative, Vien joined the Dream Corps team two years ago. As a former refugee from Vietnam and growing up in some of the worst neighborhoods of Oakland, California, Vien -- now a CEO and lawyer who is widely regarded as a top policy expert, progressive leader and strategist on economic development, workforce policies, clean energy, public finance and growing the green economy --  is committed to improving the lives of low-income families.

What: Van Jones’ WE RISE TOUR powered by #LoveArmy. Van will discuss closing prison doors and opening doors of opportunity.
Who:  Van Jones, CNN commentator and president of Dream Corps; Vien Truong, CEO of Dream Corps; Reverend Al Sharpton, president of National Action Network; U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ); The Women’s March Co-chairs; Bob Bland; Carmen Perez

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 -- doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm
Where: The Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th St, New York, NY 10027



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