Friday, February 7, 7pm
St. Louis County Library HQ, 1640 S. Lindbergh
St. Louis County Library presents the keynote speaker for SLCL's 2020 Black History Celebration, Valerie Jarrett.
When Valerie Jarrett interviewed a promising young lawyer named Michelle Robinson in July 1991 for a job in Chicago city government, neither knew that it was the first step on a path that would end in the White House. Jarrett soon became Michelle and Barack Obama’s trusted personal adviser and family confidante; in the White House, she became President Obama’s longest serving senior advisor. From her work ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system, and improving the lives of working families, to the real stories behind some of the most stirring moments of the Obama presidency, Jarrett shares her forthright, optimistic perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship in the 21st century, inspiring readers to lift their own voices.
This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.