Private Book Discussion

Activists: Portraits of Courage

Featuring Author KK Ottesen


About the Book

From Congressman John Lewis to Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza, these stories testify to the transcendent power of both individuals and the collective to help society overcome seemingly intractable obstacles. They remind us that activism comes in all forms and from every segment of society—and that the courage and conviction to stand up and speak out resides in each of us.

About the Author

KK Ottesen is an award-winning photographer and author who shares the stories of people’s lives through photographic portraits and first-person narrative interviews. Through her work, she seeks to break down barriers and stereotypes and allow for the discovery and celebration of common ground. She is a regular contributor to The Washington Post Magazine and her work has appeared in many other national and international publications. Ottesen earned a BA from Wesleyan and an MBA from Yale, and lives in Washington, DC with her family.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
5 p.m. PDT
Virtual Event

Featured Video

You have to press, make people uncomfortable and speak out. It’s like wanting crops without the thunder and rain. When you don’t have those disruptions or agitating aspects, then you can't get to the good stuff.
KK Ottesen
Author of Activists: Portrait of Courage