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  • Casey Gerald on Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 PM, Bomhard Theater
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Thursday, October 25th @ 7:00 PM
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: Tickets are $25.00* Interview | $120.00* Dinner and Interview
    *sales tax not included
  • Running Time: 1 hour with Q&A following
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System
    502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
    • Wheelchair Accessible
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The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum series is produced by Mary Moss Greenebaum, and is sponsored by Brown-Forman, and The Humana Foundation.

Each live Kentucky Author Forum is taped by KET; the Forum interviews air as "Great Conversations" on PBS member stations nationwide.

SCENE at the Center, our small plates eatery, offers bar and food service two hours prior to most performances in Whitney Hall and the Bomhard Theater. Kitchen service ends as the curtain rises, but beverage service will continue throughout the performances and extend through midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.

Show Details

The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum presents
Casey Gerald
In conversation with Van Jones


Casey Gerald grew up in Oak Cliff, Texas and went to Yale, where he majored in political science and played varsity football.  While studying for an MBA from Harvard Business School, he cofounded MBAs Across America. He has been featured on MSNBC, at TED and SXSW, on the cover of Fast Company, and in The New York Times, Financial Times, and The Guardian, among others. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.

THERE WILL BE NO MIRACLES HERE is a singular coming-of-age story, one that straddles the complex intersection of race, class, religion, queer sexuality and masculinity. On the surface, it is a classic rags-to-riches narrative: poor boy from inner city Dallas gets recruited by Yale to play football, and makes it to Harvard Business School, Wall Street, Washington and beyond. But Gerald splinters the myths of the American Dream and illuminates the stark reality of American inequality. He delves into questions central to this national moment: how do we achieve success outside of a superstructure designed to suppress us?  How do we rescue each other from suffering and heal from trauma without forsaking our identities?  At a time when so many of us are losing faith in American institutions and reckoning with systematic injustice, Gerald brings a human and profoundly intimate voice to this collective anger and growing disillusionment.

Van Jones is a CNN Contributor, Social Entrepreneur, and the author of Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.

6:00 PM – Carmichael's Book Sale in the North Lobby- Wine & Cheese provided by Brown-Forman
7:00 PM – Interview in the Bomhard Theater
8:00 PM – Audience Q & A
A $25 ticket includes the above three events
8:30 PM – Dinner in honor of the Author will take place at Humana’s 25th Floor
A $120* package ticket includes the above three events plus dinner with author & interviewer

*$50 tax deductible, with proceeds to nonprofit Kentucky Author Forum-contact Author Forum for info at 589-2884 or

Kentucky Center Members, order through the Hotlines to receive your FULL BENEFITS, including waived fees. MembersFirst ($100-499 donors), call (502) 566-5144. CenterCircle Members ($500+), call (502) 566-5195. Hotlines are open M-F, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Members can purchase tickets for this show starting Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM by calling the Membership Hotline.