Willis Gordon is a stand up comedian, actor, author, essayist, musician, activist, and veteran of the War on Terror. Gordon is committed to quality entertainment and the improvement of our communities through art, action, and inclusion. He organized the “Rock the Block” voter registration concert in 2016, and will continue the tradition in 2018. He is the author of The Long Road Home and The Empty Boulevards as well as the political column “Torn and Frayed” in the Drunken Absurdity ‘zine. He is also the host of “Impolite Conversation,” a YouTube discussion show about finding solutions to our community’s problems without getting stuck on our differences. A firm optimist, Gordon believes love is not just tender, but tough, and the only way the arc of history bends towards justice is through the hard work of ordinary people. He writes the monthly column "The Road Forward: Practical Discussions on Seeking a Better World" for Unlikely Stories Mark V.
Now cannot be the time for passivity; love is kind, but it is also fierce. As we go forward we can’t get lost in the weeds arguing with people about the very basics of human decency. People know right from wrong, and if they want so badly to hurt other people we know exactly where they stand.