Rick Stack for “We Who Grieve”
January 15, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join us at People’s Book for a conversation with Rick Stack about his latest book We Who Grieve.
About the Author: Rick Stack’s career is dedicated to social justice. His experiences in the Jackson County(MO) Public Defenders Office led him ot question the reliability of severe sanctions based on a system susceptible to human error. Research on global resource issues brought Stack to Washington, DC, in the late 70s, where he held a series of positions devoted to fighting hunger and poverty, first globally, then locally. Most notably, Stack was the Founding Executive Director of the Capital Area Food Bank throughout the 1980s, and the DC Central Kitchen’s first Board chair.
Stack co-produced the award-winning documentray, In the Executioner’s Shadow (2018). The film was the centerpiece of Oregon’s statewide abolition campign, resulting in legislation to reduce the use of capital punishment. Screenings of the film generate thoughtful discussion, and have changed hearts and minds.
About the Book: We Who Grieve is intended to be a comforting companion for those in the throes of grief and for their supporters. With this work, Stack hopes to add empathy to a world sorely in need of more.
This event is in-person and free to attend.
- January 15, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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