Monday, February 26, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes veteran community organizer Gordon Whitman, who will sign and discuss his new book, Stand Up!: How to Get Involved, Speak Out, and Win in a World on Fire, with Rev. Cassandra Gould!
At a time of crisis, do we stand up and speak out or retreat into our private lives? Veteran organizer Whitman shows that we have the power we need to create a racially and economically just society. But it won’t happen if we stay on the sidelines sharing social media posts and signing online petitions. We win only if we’re willing to join other people in the kind of face-to- face organizing that has powered every successful social movement in history. Whitman describes five types of conversations that enable people to build organizations that can solve local problems and confront the greatest challenges facing our country—from gun violence to climate change.
“Grassroots organizing is our best hope. If you’re serious about making change from the bottom up, read Stand Up! and pass it on.” —Congressman Keith Ellison
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Stand Up! from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
The Reverend Dr. Cassandra Gould is a pastor and an activist whose ministry and community work is rooted in the biblical mandate for justice. She is the Executive Director of Missouri Faith Voices and the pastor of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church in Jefferson City, MO. A native of Demopolis, Alabama, she is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. There are myriad of social justice issues that call her to put her faith on the line. Her advocacy for families caught in the debt trap caused by financial predation has garnered national attention. Dr. Gould also serves as the faith co-chair for the state wide Jobs With Justice Board and the Religious Affairs and Political Action Director of the Missouri State NAACP.
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Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.