Grass Roots Event Books
Missed an event? Here are all the books showcased in 2018-2019 thus far!
Author Event with Trisha Pritikin: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Wednesday April 08 | 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library 645 NW Monroe Ave
Born and raised in Richland, Washington, the community closest to the Hanford nuclear weapons facility in southeastern Washington State, Trisha is an attorney, former Occupational Therapist, and was a personal injury plaintiff in the In re Hanford Nuclear Reservation Litigation, the Hanford downwinder mass toxic tort personal injury litigation.
At the center of The Hanford Plaintiffs are the stories of twenty-four people who joined the litigation that sought recognition of, and recompense for, grievous injury knowingly caused by Hanford’s decades of radiation secretly released onto downwind and downriver communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Against the heartrending details of personal illness and loss and, ultimately, persistence in the face of a legal system that protects the government on all fronts and at all costs, The Hanford Plaintiffs, draws a damning picture of the failure of the US Congress and the Judiciary to defend the American public, and to adequately redress a catastrophic wrong.
This event is free and open to the public. Grass Roots will have books available for purchase.
Trisha will also be having an event at Eena Haws Longhouse on the OSU Campus on April 7th, 4:00PM-5:30PM
Author Event with Lee Sherman: POSTPONED
Thursday April 09 | 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Grass Roots Books
227 SW 2nd Street
Part biography, part history, part love story, A Small Town Rises chronicles the lives of two civil rights activists who met in the tiny cotton town of Shaw at the tail end of the voting-rights campaign known as Freedom Summer. Shaw was, like countless segregated towns across the South, a pressure cooker of violent white resistance to the growing civil rights movement. The two young freedom fighters—Eddie Short, a sharecropper from Mississippi, and Mary Sue Gellatly, a recent college graduate from Oregon—joined forces in 1964 with local black activist Andrew Hawkins and a host of courageous townspeople to challenge and disrupt the status quo in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Their struggle brought triumph and tragedy to Shaw in equal measure.
Long-time Oregon writer Lee Sherman, who holds a master’s degree in journalism from UO School of Journalism, was research writer and associate editor for OSU’s Terra magazine for over a decade.
This event is free and open to the public. Grass Roots Books will have books available for purchase.
Author Event with David Biespiel in Conversation with Jennifer Richter THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Tuesday April 14 | 7:00PM - 8:30PM
As the coronavirus becomes more serious, it is with a heavy heart that many of our events will be cancelled or postponed until public environments become safer. Stay safe and healthy.