Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes former governor of Virginia and current CNN analyst Terry McAuliffe for a discussion and signing of his new book, Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism, the behind-the-scenes story of the violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville—and shows how we can prevent other Charlottesvilles from happening. This event is co-sponsored by the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, and is part of our year-long effort, 2020 Vision.
In Beyond Charlottesville, Governor McAuliffe looks at the forces and events that led to the tragedy in Charlottesville, including the vicious murder of Heather Heyer and the death of two state troopers in a helicopter accident. He doesn’t whitewash Virginia history and discusses a KKK protest over the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. He takes a hard real-time behind-the-scenes look at the actions of everyone on that fateful August 12, including himself, to see what could have been done. He lays out what was done afterwards to prevent future Charlottesvilles—and what still needs to be done as America in general and Virginia in particular continue to grapple with their history of racism.
Beyond Charlottesville will be the definitive account of an infamous chapter in our history, seared indelibly into memory, sure to be cited for years as a crucial reference point in the long struggle to fight racism, extremism and hate.
Terry McAuliffe served as Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018 and as Chair of the National Governors Association from 2016 to 2017. A former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005, McAuliffe was also co-chairman of President Bill Clinton’s 1996 reelection campaign and chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. His first book, What a Party! was a top five New York Times bestseller.
This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up about an hour before the event begins. If you have any ADA accommodation requests, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by August 5th.