I'm writing a pro-activist, pro-environental novel set in Portland in 2002-3. The story takes place against a background of current historical events. (btw - none of the characters are based on real people.) I would like to informally interview anyone who was arrested from the Burside sit-in or elsewhere on M20, who participated in jail solidarity and did not give their names, or who at least witnessed in detail what happened to anyone who did not give their name. I hope to weave this experience into one of my characters, but since it didn't happen to me, I need to do this research to make it ring true in the book. I am hoping to gather several stories and make an amalgam out of them. I can assure interviewees that any identifying details, or any other details you want, will be omitted.
If an interview is not possible, but you want to tell your story, please email it to me. I will respond to all submissions.
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