Bridge to a New America with Jim Wallis
Nationally-known speaker and New York Times Bestselling author Jim Wallis will speak about racism and social justice— increasingly hot topics in our national conversation.
In his latest book, "America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America," Wallis offers an urgent and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism that is so ingrained in American society. Jim Wallis is the founder and leader of Sojourners, a bestselling author, public theologian, and social activist. He has written twelve books, including "The (Un)Common Good" and the New York Times bestsellers "God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It" and "The Great Awakening," and is a frequent speaker in the United States and abroad.
Mr. Wallis is president and founder of Sojourners, where he is also editor-in-chief of "Sojourners" magazine. He is a frequent contributor in the national news media including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, National Public Radio, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox—on shows such as Meet the Press, Hardball, the Daily Show, and the O’Reilly Factor. Mr. Wallis has taught at Harvard University, Georgetown University, and a variety of other academic institutions.
The event is free and open to the public, but for space-planning purposes we ask people to pre-register.
A reception and book signing will immediately follow Mr. Wallis’ speech.
Sponsored by Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church and the San Jose Presbytery’s Peace and Justice Task Force. For more information please visit our website.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Please park in the Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church parking lot which is accessible from Fremont Avenue. Overflow parking next door at Resurrection Church (accessible from Hollenbeck Ave.) Please do not park in the Lima Mortuary parking lot on the corner of Fremont & Hollenbeck.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Visit our website: www.svpc.us/JimWallis or phone: 408-739-1892
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you do not need to bring a printed ticket. We ask that attendees pre-register for space-planning purposes.
Will books be available for purchase at the event?
Yes, there will be a limited number of books as well as copies of Sojourners magazine available at the reception/book signing. You may also purchase the book through your favorite bookseller or online.
Where can I find out more information about Jim Wallis?