The Wallis & The Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ ALOUD Series present

Valerie Jarrett

In Conversation with Angela Rye, CNN Political Commentator 

Apr 14 | 03:00 PM


No one has as intimate a view of the Obama years, nor one that reaches back as many decades, as Valerie Jarrett. The longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her personal story as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at an historic moment in American history.

All ticket buyers will recieve a copy of Ms. Jarrett's memoir, Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward.

To purchase the $125 VIP tickets, which include a post-performance reception, please call Ticket Services at 310.746.4000.

Her new memoir, Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, traces her journey from growing up in Chicago in the 60s as racial and gender barriers were being challenged, to when she first interviewed a promising young lawyer named Michelle Robinson in 1991 for a city government job, to stirring moments from the Obama presidency like passing the Affordable Care Act. Join us for an inspiring perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship in the twenty-first century. 

This discussion will be led by Angela Rye, an acclaimed CNN political commentator who breaks down complex information and offers informed—and spin-free—perspectives on race and reparations, criminal justice, housing discrimination, women’s issues, and more.