Karen Andrea Campbell in Conversation with Jane White

Karen Andrea Campbell in conversation with Jane White

Tuesday October 19, 2021 | 7:00PM – 8:00PM

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Join us for an event with Karen Andrea Campbell for her memoir, Falling: Hard Lessons and the Redemption of the Woman Next Door

This debut memoir will forever change the way you think about women in prison. Karen Campbell drove intoxicated and caused a fatal accident that killed her husband and an innocent woman on her way home from work. She was sentenced to six years in prison.

Piper Kerman’s Orange Is the New Black shined a light on life in a minimum-security women’s prison. Falling goes beyond and tells the stories of the women inmates of the United States in full custody prisons. Through heartbreaking, lurid, and often hilarious storytelling Campbell humanizes the inmates, their families, and the staff, illuminating the way forward in prison reform in the United States.This memoir will appeal to anyone who has ever survived hardship and anyone who has had to work hard at forgiving themselves.

Karen Campbell is an American writer and advocate. She was living the American dream. Karen was a mother with two daughters, a productive career and an outdoor enthusiast until she was convicted of a felony for driving intoxicated. She caused a fatal car crash killing her husband, and an innocent woman. She served six years in a full custody women’s prison.

Karen Andrea wrote Falling to humanize the women inmates moving the issue of prison reform up and out. Her debut memoir will forever change the way you think about women in prison.

Jane White taught writing, speech, and literature at LBCC for 27 years.  Since retiring, she’s worked for peace and justice with Albany Peace Seekers and as an advocate for a Coffee Creek inmate seeking and gaining clemency.  She is grateful to have connected with Karen Campbell through her book Falling and looks forward to supporting Karen’s prison reform efforts.

For the past year, she’s been a co-editor of A Unique Poetry Legacy/Student Poet Laureates/Linn-Benton Community College, a book that highlights poetry and poets at the only US community college with a student serving as the campus laureate.  In September, a free pdf of the book will be available on CommunityArchive@LBCC.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register to get the password for the event and purchase her book here!

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The Good Fight has Begun

The Good Fight has Begun

Kathi MCCoy, AKA Angel Boss, organized two Falling book talks that featured the people who are creating upward change in prison reform. 

In her home above the lights of Portland, Kathi/Angel Boss Invited judges, lawyers, doctors, educators, first line mental health responders, politicians, philanthropists, and householders and religious leaders to gather and listen to readings from the book that exposed the realities of incarceration alongside the leaders who are creating hope and progress in prison reform. 

A reason to celebrate!

One of our own has been freed, Lisa Roberts. Lisa and I served time together at Coffee Creek. Lisa was a stand-up gal in all areas of life on the inside. She revealed consistent strength of character no matter the circumstances. She will do well on the outside as she took her time seriously and applied herself first to take inventory and then to improve and grow. I am thrilled for her. This represents the possibility of a great shift in prison awareness that eventually could lead to prison reform. Thank you to Senator Kim Thatcher and godspeed Lisa!

A reason to celebrate!

One of our own has been freed, Lisa Roberts. Lisa and I served time together at Coffee Creek. Lisa was a stand-up gal in all areas of life on the inside. She revealed consistent strength of character no matter the circumstances. She will do well on the outside as she took her time seriously and applied herself first to take inventory and then to improve and grow. I am thrilled for her. This represents the possibility of a great shift in prison awareness that eventually could lead to prison reform. Thank you to Senator Kim Thatcher and godspeed Lisa!