Saturday, 10. June 2017, Washington, Sellout Book Event - Washington D.C.

from 10. June 2017 - 18:30 till 20:00
Washington
United StatesWashington5015 Connecticut Ave NW20008
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27 people attending
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About Sellout
The story of one citizen's fight to preserve a US stake in the future of clean energy and the elements essential to high tech industries and national defense.

American technological prowess used to be unrivaled. But because of globalization, and with the blessing of the U.S. government, once proprietary materials, components and technologies are increasingly commercialized outside the U.S. Nowhere is this more dangerous than in China's monopoly of rare earth elements-materials that are essential for for nearly all modern consumer goods, gadgets and weapons systems.

Jim Kennedy is a retired securities portfolio manager who bought a bankrupt mining operation. The mine was rich in rare earth elements, but he soon discovered that China owned the entire global supply and manufacturing chain. Worse, no one in the federal government cared. Dismayed by this discovery, Jim made a plan to restore America's rare earth industry. His plan also allowed technology companies to manufacture rare earth dependent technologies in the United States again and develop safe, clean nuclear energy. For years, Jim lobbied Congress, the Pentagon, the White House Office of Science and Technology, and traveled the globe to gain support. Exhausted, down hundreds of thousands of dollars, and with his wife at her wits' end, at the start of 2017, Jim sat on the edge of victory, held his breath and bet it all that his government would finally do the right thing.

Like Beth Macy's Factory Man, this is the story of one man's efforts to stem the dehumanizing tide of globalization and Washington's reckless inaction. Jim's is a fight we need to join.
- See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/sellout-9781632862587/#sthash.wU9PyrHL.dpuf

Monday, 12. June 2017, Louisville, Courier-Journal Sports Awards

from 12. June 2017 - 19:00 till 22:00
Louisville
United StatesLouisville625 S 4th St40202
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9 people attending
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The Courier-Journal Sports Awards honors the most elite athletes in Kentuckiana High School Sports! This event is hosted by the Courier-Journal and will take place June 12 at The Louisville Palace.

The show features various awards, entertainment and a special appearance from celebrity guest Mia Hamm!

The theater will open at 7pm and the awards show begins promptly at 8pm. No food will be served during the show, however soft drinks and water will be available on site for purchase.

The event is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.

For more details, go to sportsawards.courier-journal.com.

Interested in becoming a sponsor for this year’s event? Please contact csmith5@gannett.com.
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