OSU Press will host a book preview for This Is Not For You: An Activist's Journey of Resistance and Resilience with author Richard Brown, Brian Benson, and Avel Louise Gordly. Richard Brown is a Black Portlander who has spent decades working to bridge the divide between police and the Black community. His forthcoming memoir brings readers with him into the streets with fellow activists, into squad cars with the rank-and-file, and to regular meetings with mayors and police chiefs. Brown and his coauthor Brian Benson will be joined by special guest Avel Louise Gordly, the first African American woman elected to the Oregon State Senate, and the author of Remembering the Power of Words. Moderated by Sienna Kaske, a student activist and the OSU Press George P. Griffis Publishing Intern, this will be an intergenerational discussion about the past and future of activism in Oregon’s Black communities, and why it’s important for these stories to be told.
Friday, January 22 at 1:00pm to 2:00pmVirtual Event