Patricia Oleson
Patricia Oleson




Verde Cocina at Sylvan Highlands

Verde Cocina at Sylvan Highlands

Verde Cocina at Sylvan Highlands, 5515 SW Canyon Ct, Portland, OR 97221, USA

Portland’s March Girly Book Club – Cancelled

Verde Cocina at Sylvan Highlands, 5515 SW Canyon Ct, Portland, OR 97221, USA

Book Club Starts

Note: Due to my spring class schedule, please notice the change in time! Verde Cocina brings the best of NW bounty to with a fusion of Mexican flavors. Their entire menu is naturally gluten-free and they offer options for a wide variety of dietary lifestyles. They have a full bar featuring fresh squeezed cocktails, Mexican and local draft beers, a large selection of premium tequilas, and a delicious selection of wines. They are located just up from the Oregon Zoo, with ample parking and an easy exit off of Hwy 26. Verde Cocina has been gracious enough to work with our growing number of book club attendees without a minimum spend or payment required. We encourage members who attend book club to make a purchase at the venue.

This March, we’ll be taking on memoir and a very important subject and story.

She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford’s campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral–viewed by eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time.

Now she reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words. It was the perfect case, in many ways–there were eyewitnesses, Turner ran away, physical evidence was immediately secured. But her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial reveal the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios. Her story illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicts a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shines with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life.

Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. It also introduces readers to an extraordinary writer, one whose words have already changed our world. Entwining pain, resilience, and humor, this memoir will stand as a modern classic.

We feel this is an important read, along with the ensuing discussions at book club this month, so pick up your copy of the book and register now to join us this month.


We encourage you to buy local and support independent businesses! Otherwise, you can pick up the latest copy of the book below

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Verde Cocina at Sylvan Highlands, 5515 SW Canyon Ct, Portland, OR 97221, USA

1 Comment

  1. says:

    I like it when people get together and share thoughts.

    Great site, keep it up!

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