The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum presents
Author of THERE WILL BE NO MIRACLES HERE
In conversation with Van Jones
Casey Gerald grew up in Oak Cliff, Texas and went to Yale, where he majored in political science and played varsity football. While studying for an MBA from Harvard Business School, he cofounded MBAs Across America. He has been featured on MSNBC, at TED and SXSW, on the cover of Fast Company, and in The New York Times, Financial Times, and The Guardian, among others. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.
THERE WILL BE NO MIRACLES HERE is a singular coming-of-age story, one that straddles the complex intersection of race, class, religion, queer sexuality and masculinity. On the surface, it is a classic rags-to-riches narrative: poor boy from inner city Dallas gets recruited by Yale to play football, and makes it to Harvard Business School, Wall Street, Washington and beyond. But Gerald splinters the myths of the American Dream and illuminates the stark reality of American inequality. He delves into questions central to this national moment: how do we achieve success outside of a superstructure designed to suppress us? How do we rescue each other from suffering and heal from trauma without forsaking our identities? At a time when so many of us are losing faith in American institutions and reckoning with systematic injustice, Gerald brings a human and profoundly intimate voice to this collective anger and growing disillusionment.
Van Jones is a CNN Contributor, Social Entrepreneur, and the author of Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.
6:00 PM – Carmichael's Book Sale in the North Lobby- Wine & Cheese provided by Brown-Forman
7:00 PM – Interview in the Bomhard Theater
8:00 PM – Audience Q & A
A $25 ticket includes the above three events
8:30 PM – Dinner in honor of the Author will take place at Humana’s 25th Floor
A $120* package ticket includes the above three events plus dinner with author & interviewer
*$50 tax deductible, with proceeds to nonprofit Kentucky Author Forum-contact Author Forum for info at 589-2884 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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