Join us on Monday, November 11 at 7:00pm for a book talk and signing with Karine Jean-Pierre, Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn, political analyst at MSNBC, and faculty member of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. Jean-Pierre will be will be in Gamble Auditorium at Mount Holyoke College to discuss her new book, Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America.
This event is co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Division of Student Life, the Mount Holyoke African and Caribbean Students' Association, the Betty Shabazz Cultural Center, and the Association of Pan-African Unity. It is free to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged.
About the Book
Most political origin stories have the same themes. 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.
About the Author
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.
This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please click here.
Get Your Copy
Books will be available to purchase at the event, but if you would like to reserve a copy ahead of time, you may do so below.