Founder and Board Member of the Dream Corps, Van Jones, launched a new show on CNN. His debut guest was the legendary Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter -- and they covered issues ranging from marriage and kids, to hate in the Trump era and the criminal justice system.Read more
On July 11th, 2017, Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren introduced the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, which seeks to reform how we treat incarcerated women. Between 1980 and 2014, the population of incarcerated women skyrocketed by more than 700%, outpacing the rate of male imprisonment by over 50%.Read more
Don't miss the remaining stops of the We Rise Tour powered by the #LoveArmy
Follow the latest tour news & progress with @wearelovearmy
In the current climate of hate and with the devastating news from Charlottesville, it is critical that we turn to each other -- not against each other. Join us in your local area for the We Rise Tour and join a community united against hate.
Each stop is unique -- with different guests and interviews. Previous tour stops have included Senator Cory Booker, Nick Cannon, DJ Khaled, Russell Simmons, Fat Joe, Reverend Al Sharpton, Tip "T.I." Harris, Meek Mill, local artists and activists, and much more. Check out the highlight reel above to get a feel for what this tour is all about.
New artists and leaders to be announced daily.
You can get tickets directly from http://www.ticketmaster.com/Van-Jones-tickets/artist/2381166. If you are a #lovearmy member, please inquire about free tickets and discounts here.
WE RISE TOUR powered by #LoveArmy
Tuesday, August 15 Nashville, TN with Demi Lovato
Thursday, August 17 New Orleans, LA Saenger
Friday, August 18 Dallas, TX House Of Blues with Mark Cuban
Saturday, August 20 Las Vegas, House of Blues
100% of ticket proceeds benefit Dream Corps
Van Jones has made almost all stops available via Facebook Live on his page -- but nothing beats coming together in community and seeing this show in-person.Read more
Van Jones has our back.
Van has a 25+year track record of fighting for us -- the underdogs from all parts of the country.
Click bait headlines drive up ratings. Many people reacted to a clip and a headline, instead of hearing what Van said. Take a listen for yourself to Van's entire night of commentary:
Watch Van explain. . .again. The virus is mutating. A more Presidential Trump is a more dangerous Trump. We need to adjust our strategy so we can win. He also explained his own Messy Truth in front of a million viewers.
And more than anything, take a look at some of the ways that Van has always had our back. On environmental issues, criminal justice, racism, rape culture, islamophobia, xenophobia and so much more, Van has been the voice that we need.
As Van says, it is not right vs. left. It is right vs. wrong.
To the man who has always had ours -- We Got Your Back.
We’re reclaiming #ValentinesDay as a day of #RevolutionaryLove!
The Love Army is joining the Women's March on Washington, V-Day, and thousands to reclaim #ValentinesDay as a Day of #RevolutionaryLove, Day of Rising. We resist all executive orders and policies that put people in harm’s way. We commit to fight for social justice through the ethic of love -- love for others, our opponents, and ourselves."
"It is our duty to fight for our freedom.
It is our duty to win.
We must love each other and support each other.
We have nothing to lose but our chains."
― Assata Shakur
Here are 3 ways to reclaim #ValentinesDay for #RevolutionaryLove!
1. Call Congress at 1-855-408-2357 and we will connect you to your representative to ask them to protect people in harm’s way in the name of justice and love.
2. If you're in NYC, join us in Washington Square Park at 6pm ET on February 14 for an Artistic Uprising & Call for Revolutionary Love. Together we will stand in solidarity and declare our moral resistance grounded in love. If you're not in NYC, tune into the event live stream tonight, find an event near you, or create your own event as part of V-Day’s massive annual #1BillionRising campaign to come together and end violence against all women and girls (cis, transgender and gender non-conforming).
#3 Post "#RevolutionaryLove is... " and fill in the blank with an idea, story or photo that shows what love means to you. Got some paper handy? Write a love letter or make a Valentine for others, our opponents, and ourselves. Cut out a heart from a piece of paper, write your note, and post a picture. Instructions here: www.revolutionarylove.net
Sign the declaration: www.revolutionarylove.net
With the forces of hate and intolerance on the march, good people must stand up and be counted.
The #LoveArmy is joining Our Three Winners, a nonprofit founded to further the legacy of three beautiful, compassionate individuals - Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan - who lost their lives two years ago on February 10th in a tragic hate crime murder committed by their next door neighbor.
Together, we’re calling on people across the country to stand against hatred, xenophobia, and prejudice.
We will not let attacks on immigrants and Muslims define who we are.
There are people in our community who are in need of our support and friendship. Every major religion values service and solidarity with our neighbors. It’s an age-old tradition. It’s an American tradition.
In remembrance of Deah, Yusor, and Razan, and in support of all who are impacted by hate, here is what YOU can do right now to #LoveThyNeighbor:
ACT: Perform an act of kindness, service or solidarity for your neighbor or fellow community member this week. Join thousands of others and share your experience with the hashtags #LoveThyNeighbor, #LoveArmy, and #OurThreeWinners, or share directly on our new Facebook page.
It can be as simple as dropping off a gift, volunteering your time, printing out a sign
and putting it in your window, or whatever feels meaningful to you. It matters.
SHARE: Watch this video and share on social media with a personal message about #LoveThyNeighbor.
Join us as we #LoveThyNeighbor, stand against hate, and stand up for love.
The #LoveArmy Team
P.S. We’re building our platform, and we’ve got some big plans for the coming weeks. Please follow our brand new pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated and to help us share the love!
On January 28th, 2017, the Dream Corps hosted our very first #LoveArmy Revival. Van Jones and India.Arie created a night of love, solidarity, and courage.
You can watch the video of the speakers and performances (Check back soon for our final video cut):
Check out the photo gallery of some beautiful moments
And don't forget to sign up for the #LoveArmy and be the first to hear about upcoming revivals, actions and events in your area.
Last Saturday we saw one of the largest protests in United States history. The #LoveArmy was proud to march on Washington in solidarity with over 1 million women to fight for an inclusive country where everyone counts and everyone matters. But, the Women’s March was only the beginning. It doesn't end there. Now is the time to get your friends, family, and community together to take action. Sign up to join the #LoveArmy at lovearmy.org and learn more about how you can fight hate with love + power.
Check out some of our favorite photos from the march.
Watch Van Jones' speech at the Women's March: