VAN JONES – WE RISE TOUR

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Exclusive Intimate Talks Combine Changemakers and Tastemakers 

ACTION, CONNECTION AND EDUCATION

(New York, NY: June 12, 2017) Van Jones & Roc Nation are proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership and nationwide event tour: WE RISE TOUR powered by #LoveArmyWE RISE will bring an array of artists, athletes, thought leaders and local leaders to cities across the country this summer. Van Jones, a renowned activist, CNN commentator and two-time New York Times bestselling author will headline the tour promoted by Live Nation. 100% of net ticket proceeds will go to the Dream Corps initiatives and local charities.

WE RISE focuses on our commonalities as opposed to our differences — exploring how to increase dialogue and engagement on both the local and national levels. Attendees have the opportunity to connect, ask questions and participate in various activations during the program.

During the WE RISE tour, Van Jones and #LoveArmy will engage in each city, visiting local community centers, schools and organizations to spend time with our partners in social change on the ground. The most important work is happening on the front lines and Van is focused on enacting change in neighborhoods hardest hit, economically. WE RISE together!

Facebook pre-sale begins Tuesday, June 13th at 3:30pm (ET) thru Thursday, June 15th at 10pm local time.

General public can purchase tickets beginning Friday, June 16th at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Van-Jones-tickets/artist/2381166 .

WE RISE TOUR powered by #LoveArmy

Wednesday, July 26            Los Angeles, CA       Hollywood Palladium

Friday, July 28                      San Francisco, CA    The Masonic

Monday, July 31                  Denver, CO               Paramount Theatre

Wednesday, August 2        Atlanta, GA               The Tabernacle

Thursday, August 3            Philadelphia, PA       The Fillmore Philadelphia

Saturday, August 5             New York NY             Apollo Theater

Sunday, August 6                Cleveland, OH          State Theatre at Playhouse Square

Tuesday, August 8              Chicago, IL                 The Chicago Theatre

Friday, August 11                Washington, DC      The Theater at MGM National Harbor

Sunday, August 13              Miami, FL                 The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

Tuesday, August 15            Nashville, TN            Ryman Auditorium

Thursday, August 17          New Orleans, LA      Saenger Theatre

Friday, August 18                Dallas, TX                  House Of Blues

Saturday, August 20          Las Vegas, NV            Pearl Theater at The Palms Resort & Casino

MORE ABOUT DREAM CORPS INITIATIVES:

•   #LoveArmy: The #LoveArmy is working for an America where everyone counts. We are a home for changemakers who seek to build community and deepen solidarity. Through education, connection and action, the #LoveArmy builds “Love + Power.”

•   #cut50: #cut50 makes communities safer while reducing the number of people in our prisons and jails. Using evidence-based solutions and unlikely alliances, we can keep communities safe, families together, and the economy strong for all Americans.

•   #YesWeCode: #YesWeCode is building a diverse pipeline of ‘homegrown’ tech talent to meet demand for workers in the tech sector and boost local economies. Be a part of our movement to increase opportunities in the tech sector.

•   Green For All: Green For All fights pollution with solutions. We work to get solar panels, healthy food and good jobs into communities that have little money or power. We want to build an inclusive, green economy that is strong enough to lift people out of poverty.

MORE ABOUT VAN JONES:

 

A Yale-educated attorney, Van is perhaps best known as a commentator on CNN, where he hosts “The Messy Truth, with Van Jones.”

Van is also the founder and president of the Dream Corps, a nonprofit organization that works to solve America’s toughest problems. Its current initiatives — #cut50, #YesWeCode, and Green For All — create innovative solutions to “close prison doors and open doors of opportunity.” The Dream Corps also supports the #LoveArmy.

Van was the 2017 commencement keynote speaker for Morehouse College and has garnered honors from the World Economic Forum, TIME’s “100 Most Influential” List and Fast Company.

Van Jones won the 2017 Webby Special Achievement Award for his use of the Internet and social media during the 2016 election, including for his video series “The Messy Truth.”

In October 2017, he will release his third book: Beyond The Messy Truth: How We Came Apart & How We Come Together. Van has already written two New York Times bestsellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives.

In 2009, Van worked as the ‘green jobs’ advisor to the Obama White House, where he helped run the interagency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending. He is also a cofounder of numerous social justice organizations, including ColorOfChange.org and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

For more information on Van Jones’ appearances and initiatives, please visit: www.thedreamcorps.org and http://www.vanjones.net

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Velo & Vines Century Bike Ride Raises Funds to Benefit UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

 

 

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HEALDSBURG, Calif. (June 10, 2017) – Nearly 100 cyclists from Sonoma County and across the United States rode in the third annual Velo & Vines Century Ride in Healdsburg today, raising more than $160,000 for the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF).

The 100-mile ride began at the Arnot-Roberts Winery and continued through the rolling hills and valleys of Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River – a signature cycling route in the region. UnitedHealthcare executives, including UHCCF President Matt Peterson, also attended the event.

UHCCF provides medical grants that help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plans. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded over 13,000 grants valued at more than $35 million to children and their families across the United States for treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy.
About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 13,000 grants valued at over $35 million to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more, please visit www.uhccf.org.