One Book, One Beaverton virtual events

All events listed require registration. To register, visit or call 503-644-2197.
Song Circle: Songs of Social Justice
Monday, Jan. 11 | 6-7 p.m.

Celebrate One Book, One Beaverton and Just Mercy with songs of social justice at this
special edition of Song Circle. We will sing and play 9-10 songs together virtually. Chords
and lyrics will be provided.
The Death Penalty in Oregon
Thursday, Jan. 14 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Aliza Kaplan, professor of law at Lewis and Clark Law School and director of the Criminal
Justice Reform Clinic, will share her expertise about the history of the death penalty in
Oregon, recent changes and the current status of the law.
Mercy Me! True Stories of Justice, Mercy and Redemption (Told Live!)
Saturday, Jan. 16 | 7-8 p.m.

Join us for a night of true stories told live on a virtual stage. Featuring national storytellers
Tim Tingle and Chetter Galloway, and local storytellers Cynthia Butts and Mike Devenney.
Memoir Writing Workshop
Tuesday, Jan. 19 | 6:30-8 p.m.

Don’t throw away your shot to record history as participant or witness. Explore how memoir is different from autobiography and nonfiction, learn how selected memoirs like
Just Mercy have preserved events in history, and write a short description of one of your
own “historical moments.” Facilitated by Dr. Susan Swartwout, author and founder of
Southeast Missouri State University Press.
Race & Oregon History
Wednesday, Jan. 20 | 6-7:30 p.m.

Alexis James of Construct the Present will help us explore Oregon’s racially biased history and engage with the community in healing and building bridges. Participants can expect to learn, connect, and speak their truth in a space that is welcoming and rigorous.
Working for Change: A Panel of Local Advocates for Justice & Equality
Saturday, Jan. 23 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Representatives from local nonprofits working in the area of criminal justice reform will share about the important work they do and ways you can get involved. Featuring the Partnership for Safety and Justice, Women’s Justice Project, Write Around Portland, the Forensic Justice Project and the Restorative Justice Coalition of Oregon.
White Allyship
Wednesday, Jan. 27 | 6-7:30 p.m.

What does it mean to be a white ally? And what does it mean to have the support of white allies as a person of color? What is needed from white people in our communities to focus on the conversation about racism? Facilitator Alexis James will guide participants in exploring their identities, learning how to acknowledge different lived experiences without alienating friends and neighbors and moving toward action in their own communities. This conversation will set the table for engaging in discussions about racism, white culture and identity. People of all racial backgrounds and identities are
Closing Keynote with Bobbin Singh, Executive Director of Oregon Justice Resource Center
Saturday, Jan. 30 | 7 p.m.

Join the culminating event of One Book, One Beaverton: a (virtual) evening with Bobbin Singh, founding Executive Director of Oregon Justice Resource Center. Mr. Singh will share his expertise on many of the issues addressed by Bryan Stevenson in Just Mercy, focusing on the troubling history of mass incarceration and its link with white supremacy and racial subjugation.

Join one of four book discussions of Just Mercy facilitated by library staff.
Murray Scholls Book Group
Thursday, Jan. 7 | 10-11:15 a.m.

Bonus Book Discussion
Wednesday, Jan. 13 | 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Teen Book Discussion
Tuesday, Jan. 19 | 6-7 p.m.

NOTE: This event is for young adults, grades 6 to 12.
Recommended Reads Book Group
Tuesday, Jan. 26 | 6:30-7:45 p.m