From our sponsors at Rialto:
Shanrock’s Triviology & Stumptown Stories
Tuesday, November 8
5:30 p.m. Trivia | 7 p.m. Stumptown Stories
FREE | 21+
@ Rialto’s Jack London Bar, 401 SW Alder Street
Tonight, catch Shanrock’s Trivia(trivia so hard it will make your brain explode!) @ 5:30 followed by Stumptown Stories Tuesday night series; “Tom Burns: The Most Arrested Man in Portland” presented by Peter Sleeth in conjunction with The Oregon Encyclopedia Project.
Tom Burns trooped into Portland in 1905 with a chip on his shoulder and a pile-driving desire to right social wrongs. Whether you called him a socialist, anarchist, or Roosevelt Democrat, Burns believed he had one mission in life: To ensure that everyone had enough before anyone had too much.
Drawing on extensive newspaper and archival research, as well as personal memory and interviews, Sleeth demonstrates connections between Burns's childhood in the Dickensian tenements of Liverpool, England, and his intellectual integrity and free speech fights and illustrates how Burns evolved from street-fighting activist into the type of middle-class radical that helped shape the city's politics and mores from 1905 to 1957.