Drinking Liberally Founder to Visit Tri-State August 2-3

We are pleased to announce a special pair of events coming to our area next week.

Justin Krebs, co-founder of the international organization, Drinking Liberally, and author of 538 Ways to Live, Work, and Play Like a Liberal, will be in the area visiting the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky chapters of Drinking Liberally on August 2nd and 3rd.

On Monday, August 2nd, Justin will be attending the Northern Kentucky chapter of Drinking Liberally. The event starts at 7:00 PM and will be held on the 2nd floor of Zolas, 626 Main Street (Mainstrasse) in Covington. Also attending this event will be special guest, Democratic Party candidate for Congress in KY District 4, John Waltz. John's campaign is quickly gaining momentum and has gathered national attention.

On Tuesday, August 3rd, Justin will be visiting the Cincinnati chapter of Drinking Liberally. The event starts at 7:30 PM and will be held at Fries Cafe, 3247 Jefferson Avenue in Cincinnati, near the UC Campus.

At both events, Justin's book will be available for purchase and Justin will be signing copies.

Here is a quick bio for the two special guests at Drinking Liberally this upcoming week.

Justin Krebs is a political & cultural entrepreneur based in New York City. He is co-founder of Living Liberally and serves as one of the organizations National Directors. He is one of the founders and Artistic Directors of The Tank, a non-profit venue for performing arts and public affairs in Manhattan. Over the past decade, he has been an Activist Fellow for CREDO in San Francisco, managed issue advocacy campaigns in New York City, produced an award-winning documentary for PBS on youth civic engagement, and served in the office of US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. He has published “Grounds For Play,” a history of playgrounds in New York. He is a NJ native, Harvard alum and New Yorker for the past decade.

John was raised in a working class family. His dad worked for General Motors for over 30 years and his mom was a homemaker. The youngest of seven children, John grew up believing that through hard work, a person could provide for his or her family, even when times were tough. His father taught him the value of hard work, loyalty, and perseverance. John learned early to respect others, but he also learned not to shy away from a fight.

John enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to an aircraft carrier, the USS George Washington. His first day at sea was September 10, 2001, one day before the terrorist attacks. John’s group was immediately sent to New York to safeguard the city and the harbor.

After the attacks, John served in Afghanistan and later in Iraq. He went back to Iraq as a civilian vocational instructor teaching Iraqis to be electricians, and also worked to raise funds to build hospitals in Iraq. John realized success in the Middle East is about more than just military strength; it requires improving the daily lives of Afghans and Iraqis, and giving them the economic freedom to no longer be dependent on warlords.

During his military service, John was ordered to take an anthrax vaccine that had not been approved by the FDA. When he came home from the Middle East, John suffered severe health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder, seizures and even strokes.

Needing help with the Veterans Administration, John went to his Congressman, Geoff Davis, who gave him the brush off. As he got more involved in veteran advocacy and learned about Davis’s record, he was appalled at how little Davis actually did for the people he represents.

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