An Evening With Valerie Jarrett*

Dec 17, 2020

Photo credit: Fabio Camara

Thursday, December 17, 7:00 p.m. CST
*Online event

Join us for an evening with Valerie Jarrett, a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School and a top advisor to President Barack Obama. Ms. Jarrett will share her thoughts on the presidential transition and the upcoming Biden Administration while discussing on her work with President Obama and what we can expect from the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. The conversation will be moderated by Mark K. Updegrove, President and CEO of the LBJ Foundation.

The program will premiere at 7:00 pm CST on Thursday, December 17. A link to view will be emailed to registrants earlier that day. We will not be taking comments or questions live— please submit your questions in advance, as part of the registration process, to help streamline the program. We welcome your comments on our Facebook and YouTube channels.

About the speaker:

Valerie B. Jarrett is a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School and a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and Attn. She serves as Board Chair of When We All Vote and Co-Chair of The United State of Women. Her New York Times bestselling memoir, Finding My Voice, was published in 2019 and updated in paperback in 2020.

Ms. 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. Ms. Jarrett worked throughout her tenure at the White House to mobilize elected officials, business and community leaders, and diverse groups of advocates. She led the Obama Administration’s efforts to expand and strengthen access to the middle class and boost American businesses and our economy. She championed the creation of equality and opportunity for all Americans, and economically and politically empowering women in the U.S. and around the world. She oversaw the administration’s advocacy for workplace policies that empower working families, including equal pay, raising the minimum wage, paid leave, paid sick days, workplace flexibility, affordable childcare, and a culture free from sexual harassment. She led the campaigns to reform our criminal justice system, end sexual assault, and reduce gun violence.


Please register and submit questions for Valerie Jarrett using the form below.

Please note: the LBJ Presidential Library remains closed; this is an online event.



The Evening With speaker series is generously sponsored by St. David's HealthCare and the Moody Foundation.

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Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
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Austin, TX 78705
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