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Politics, Poverty & The American Dream: A Chat With JD Vance & Spencer Cox
Thu, February 9, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM MST
J.D. Vance is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. He grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served in Iraq. A graduate of the Ohio State University and Yale Law School, he has contributed to the National Review and is a principal at a leading Silicon Valley investment firm. Vance lives in San Francisco with his wife and two dogs.
Spencer J. Cox, Utah’s 8th Lieutenant Governor, is from Fairview, Utah where he currently resides with his wife, Abby and their four children. He is a graduate of Snow College, Utah State University and Washington and Lee Law School. He formerly practiced law with Fabian & Clendenin and was Vice President and General Counsel of CentraCom. He has served as a councilman and mayor of Fairview, as a Sanpete County Commissioner and in the Utah House of Representatives. He is committed to strengthening families, transforming education, increasing voter participation, utilizing modern technologies, promoting healthy living and empowering the homeless and impoverished. He and his family enjoy spending time in Utah’s amazing backcountry. He also plays the bass guitar with his brother in a local rock band.
The Event will feature JD Vance and Lieutenant Governor Cox speaking together on stage about JD's book, politics, poverty, America and a variety of other related topics. The format is a "fireside chat" with the two of them. There will be a book signing line after the event from 7:30-8pm in the same room. Books will be available for purchase at the event. As long as not disruptive, video and photos will be allowed. This event is free, but tickets are limited and available online only.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
We ask that children or infants that may come along remain professionally quiet during the event or step outside if something arises.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is a paid parking lot that will be free to park in just south of the Shepard Union building. The gates will be up and open. There are other public parking lots marked throughout campus as well. Parking lots that require passes are also marked. If you park in a lot without a pass you may receive a parking ticket from Weber State. Event organizers will not reimburse attendees for any parking infractions.
What can I bring into the event?
Only yourself, your ticket and a cell phone (with vibrate turned on). You are welcome to take photos and video as long as it is not disruptive in any way. If you are deemed to be disruptive, you may be asked to stop or leave. This is at the sole discretion of the event organizer.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
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