CNN political contributor Van Jones to deliver keynote tomorrow on U.S. election



TORONTO — Van Jones will be coming to Toronto tomorrow to deliver a keynote address about the U.S. presidential election and what a Donald Trump presidency will mean for America and Canada.

He will also hold a media availability prior to his speech.

Jones, a civil rights leader and former Obama White House advisor, emerged during the presidential campaign as a thought leader on the Trump phenomenon and what it means for the progressive movement.

He'll share his insights as the featured speaker at the Broadbent Institute's annual Progress Gala. The gala falls on the 5th Anniversary of the Institute, founded by Ed Broadbent in 2011.

What: Van Jones keynote address at Progress Gala 2016 with media availability

When: Tuesday, November 22, 6 to 8 pm. (Media availability at 5:30; speech is scheduled to commence at 7:30)

Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON (Baillie Court)

Note to media: Due to a high volume of interview requests, Jones has added a media availability at 5:30 pm in the Norma Ridley Members' Lounge at the AGO. His speech is scheduled to begin at 7:30 in Baillie Court, followed by an on-stage interview with journalist Rachel Giese.

Reporters are encouraged to pre-register by emailing communications[at]broadbentinstitute[dot]ca. The room will be equipped with media feed boxes. A riser with limited space will also be set up 60 feet from the stage.


For more information, please contact Sarah Schmidt, Director of Communications, Broadbent Institute, sschmidt[at]broadbentinstitute[dot]ca, 613-857-2814.