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Van Jones, a political commentator and former special advisor to President Barack Obama, will be the keynote speaker for “Uncomfortable Truths; Healing Impact,” an event organized by the Faith and Action Project, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 1 at Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University, 4602 Sunset Ave.

The event is free, but tickets are required. Visit the Clowes box office or go to There’s a limit of two tickets.

Jones, a CNN contributor and host of “The Van Jones Show,” has weighed in on many social issues including mass incarceration and racism, but his Oct. 1 speech will deal with poverty and his experience working with people to create economic opportunities.

Following his speech, Jones will participate in a conversation with Eastern Star Church Senior Pastor Jeffrey Johnson Sr., Dennis Bland from the Center for Leadership Development and Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana Vice President Betsy Delgado.

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