Karine Jean-Pierre, Moving Forward (ULC Event)

The Union League Club is pleased to welcome Karine Jean-Pierre for a luncheon event. Please call the Book Stall (847-446-8880) for reservations or to order a signed copy. The Union League Club has a business casual dress code; no denim please.

Most political origin stories have the same backbone. A bright young person starts reading the Washington Post in elementary school. She skips school to see a presidential candidate. In middle school she canvasses door-to-door. The story can be intimidating. It reinforces the feeling that politics is a closed system: if you weren't participating in debate club, the Young Democrats and Model UN you have no chance.

Karine Jean-Pierre's story breaks the mold. In Moving Forward, she tells how she got involved, showing how politics can be accessible to anyone, no matter their background. In today's political climate, the need for all of us to participate has never been more crucial. This book is her call to arms for those who know that now is the time for us to act.

Karine Jean-Pierre's political experience has ranged widely from presidential campaigns to grassroots activism, from local politics to working in the White House. She is now the Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn; a political analyst at MSNBC; and a member of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University faculty, where she teaches a course on campaign management. She lives in Washington, D.C.


Event date: 

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 11:30am

Event address: 

Union League Club
65 West Jackson
Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335917836
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Hanover Square Press - November 5th, 2019

"One of the most important voices of her generation." --Joy-Ann Reid

"A useful roadmap for all of us about how to make a difference." --David Axelrod

"Moving Forward will inspire you." --Valerie Jarrett