The Truth About Kent State: A Conversation with Joe Lewis
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 8:00pm

“They made the announcement, ‘Students of Kent State, we have you surrounded.’ A segment of them kneeled down and aimed their rifles.”

— Joe Lewis, interviewed by author Clara Bingham, May 2016


The Truth about Kent State: A Conversation with Joe Lewis

Wednesday, February 28th, 6:00–8:00pm, Cramer Hall 258


A survivor of the May 4, 1970 shooting at Kent State University, Joe Lewis has been active in local politics and community organizing since he moved to Oregon in 1972. A father and grandfather, he worked for the Scappoose Public Works Department and was a member of the Scappoose School Board for 16 years.  Currently an organizer with Columbia County Citizens for Human Dignity, Joe remains committed to sharing his vantage point on what happened “that weekend in May” and supportive of the right of students to peacefully protest on college campuses.


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