CNN contributor and activist Van Jones will be in Grand Rapids to speak about race relations during a two day event hosted by LINC Up.

The 2016 Community Spirit Awards and Empowered Communities Conference will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 26 and 27. The event is happening at Western Michigan University's downtown Grand Rapids campus.

The conference will discuss a number of issues including economic inclusion, revitalization without gentrification, youth empowerment, and the success of a transformation plan for Grand Rapids Public Schools.

To register for the event, you can visit LINC Up's website.