See what community leaders have to say about Bending the Arc Toward Justice.
Mary Asbury, Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati
Col Owens’ memoir reveals a life dedicated to social justice, with a generous sprinkling of politics, faith, family, and music. It illuminates how things get done in the world of public policy by those without power. It is a valuable contribution to the history of social justice and policy reform over the past 40 years, as well as a tale of a life well and productively lived.
Don Hoffman, President and CEO Emeritus, Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, now Interact for Health
A great read! Col Owens shares his compelling story about his life-long quest for equal justice, especially for the poor. His leadership in pursuing access to health care for all is but one example of this passion.
Bert Lockwood, Professor of Constitutional Law and Executive Director, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
In this memoir Col Owens describes his life of public service, sharing his extraordinary experiences in seeking to improve the lives of the less fortunate. Those of us who have had the privilege of working with Col can attest to his indefatigable drive. The timing of this book could not be more propitious. It will hopefully inspire a new generation of advocates.
John Rosenberg, Executive Director Emeritus, Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky.
Col Owens has written a deeply personal and engaging review of his life devoted to bringing justice and a better quality of life to the poor and vulnerable. He describes life as a conscientious objector, legal aid lawyer, coalition chair, and candidate for office. This book will inspire its readers.
Bill Paulsell, President Emeritus, Lexington Theological Seminary
Col Owens has had a fascinating life from divinity student to war protester, to attorney, to social activist, to political candidate. This is an engagingly written book that readers will find hard to put down.