Join us for an evening with author and journalist Christopher Noxon as he talks about his book Good Trouble: Lessons From the Civil Rights Playbook.
Noxon will lead the opening of his first-ever exhibit in the Leon Family Gallery including prints from his book as well as 5 original works inspired by Virginia's own Civil Rights history.
Good Trouble is a graphic nonfiction guidebook offering stories and lessons from the civil rights movement. In words and vivid pen-and-watercolor drawings, Noxon highlights lessons modern-day activists and the civically minded can embrace to move forward and create change. With interviews with key figures including US Congressman John Lewis and strategist Rev James Lawson, Good Trouble underscores the importance of confrontation, joy, and faith in the movement, including a discussion of how leaders from a variety of faiths, including Jewish theologian Abraham Heschel. With a fresh look at notable figures including Bayard Rustin, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Ella Baker, Good Trouble gleans essential wisdom and hard-won tactics and creates an urgently needed roadmap for communities seeking inspiration and guidance in troubled times.
Christopher Noxon is a journalist and illustrator who has written for the New Yorker, the Atlantic. Salon and the New York Times Magazine. He is the author of the novel Plus One about an interfaith family in Hollywood, and the nonfiction Rejuvenile: Kickball Cartoons Cupcakes and the Reinvention of the American Grown Up.
Reba & Sam Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community
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Virginia Beach, 23462
Monday, November 4, 2019 6:00 PM EST