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A Conversation on Building Multiracial Unity with Estela Ortega, Bob Santos, Larry Gossett, Laura Wong Whitebear and Moderator Tony B.

Come and Enjoy Fresh Tacos, Pan Dulce & Agua Fresca! To RSVP, Contact: Cristina Jimenez |206-973-4289 youthemployment@elcentrodelaraza.org

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 5:30PM - 7:30PM

El Centro de la Raza,
2524 16th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98144
Dining Room| Bottom Floor


Gang of Four Book Reading event featuring co-author and Gang of Four member Bob Santos.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 5:00PM

Busboys and Poets,
2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009.
phone: (202) 387-7638.

Sponsored by National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development.


Northwest African American Museum's Gang of Four event

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 7:00PM

2300 South Massachusetts, Seattle, 98144.


Join Bob Santos and Larry Gossett for a conversation about “The Gang of Four”

The Gang of Four: Four Leaders, Four Communities, One Friendship” tells how a Native American, African American, Latino American and Asian American came together to form a powerful political alliance.

Tuesday, July 22, 2015, 7 - 8:30PM

Central Library,
1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA
Room: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium


Daybreak Star Center Book Event

Book Event with Bob Santos and Other Speakers, Daybreak Star Center, Sponsored by United Indian of All Tribes Foundation

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 7PM

Discovery Park
5011 Bernie Whitebear Way Seattle, WA 98199


Stories In The Alley Hosts Book Reading by Bob Santos, Sponsored by SCIDpda

Chinatown Hisoric Alley Partnership with SCIDPDA Council hosts Book Reading by Bob Santos

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 5:30PM - 7:30PM,

Canton Alley S
Seattle, WA 98104


East Wind Books

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Sunday, June 14, 2015, 3PM - 5PM,

East Wind Books,
2066 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704


Manilatown Heritage Foundation

Join us for a book reading with Bob Santos.

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Saturday, June 13, 2015, 2PM - 4PM,

I-Hotel Manilatown Center Gallery,
868 Kearny St. San Francisco, CA 94108


Third Place Books

Book Reading by Bob Santos.

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 6:30PM,

Third Place Books,
17171 Bothell Way Northeast, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155


Nagomi Tea House

Listen in on a book Reading and discussion with Bob Santos and other speakers.

Friday, May 29, 2015, 6:30PM,

Nagomi Tea House,
519 Sixth Avenue South, Seattle, Wa 98104


Elliott Bay Book Company

Come join us for discussion with Bob Santos and Larry Gossett.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6:30PM,

Elliott Bay Book Company,
1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122


Book Launch Event at MOHAI

Join us in celebration of the long-anticipated release of THE GANG OF FOUR, the story of Seattle's Kings of the County. The evening's festivities include live discussions on the lives of Bernie Whitebear, Larry Gossett, Roberto Maestas, and Bob Santos, who changed the political landscape of Seattle through their unending dedication to minority rights. Special guest speakers TBA.

The evening's emcee will introduce the following speakers:

  • Bob Santos, co-author of THE GANG OF FOUR
  • Larry Gossett, member of the "Gang of Four"
  • Enrique Cerna, broadcast journalist
  • Cindy Domingo, activist & aide to Larry Gossett
  • Mike Lowry, former Washington State Governor
  • Estela Ortega, widow of Roberto Maestas
  • Laura Wong-Whitebear, sister of Bernie Whitebear
    We're excited to see you there

    Book signing and author meet-and-greet to follow.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    Limited parking available in the front lot and in other nearby lots.

    Seattle's "Gang of Four" changed the face of the city in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s by bringing together a powerful alliance of four ethnic communities to battle the local and state brokers for racial and civil rights and social justice. This is the endearing and engaging story lives that were at one time very separate, and how their political alliances led to long time friendships forged through sit-ins, protest marches, and other acts of civil disobedience.

    Gang of Four: Four Leaders. Four Communities. One Friendship is co-authored by Bob Santos and Gary Iwamoto.

    For event questions, please contact: Elaine Ko at elaineko001@gmail.com.
    For press inquiries, please contact Chelsey Slattum at chelsey@clsbooks.com.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 6:30PM,
    Museum of History and Industry,
    860 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, 98109.

    To schedule a book event, please contact Elaine Ikoma Ko.