Author Event: Interruptions: Disrupting the Silence with Rev. Odell Cooper

Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Kindred Thoughts Bookstore welcomes CT native, Rev. Odell Cooper for a book discussion and signing to share her strategies for healing through generational trauma through our culture and faith. 

About the book:

"Interruptions" is a true story that details Rev. O's journey after her son, Jonathan was murdered in a case of mistaken identity, becoming another victim of gun violence. This "interruption" in Rev. O's life ignited a domino effect of PTSD, depression, and grief, compounded by subsequent loss of employment, detachment from relationships, addiction, and suicidal ideation. This whirlwind of experiences eventually triggered a brain aneurysm, leaving her in such dire straits that her doctor suggested her family began planning for a funeral. 

Rev. O shares how she emerged resilient in her struggle to overcome her physical maladies, family traditions, cultural and societal stigmas, and racial and economic disparities about mental health. She discovers a way to reinvent herself through her faith, learned experiences, and network of support.

Rev. Cooper will have books available for purchase and signing after the event.

Please plan to join us!

Event address: 
1001 Main St
Ste 8
Bridgeport, CT 06604