Beyond 13th: Mass Incarceration and Race in Oregon
1175 E 29th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403, United States
Showing Up for Racial Justice Springfield-Eugene invites our community to a forum with speakers from around the state who will deepen our understanding of the problem of mass incarceration and prepare us to take action. We are honored to include panelists who have been directly affected by the racism that pervades our public institutions and are willing to share their personal experiences. Participants will also hear from local leaders and organizations taking action to disrupt mass incarceration so that we can develop our own plans to effect positive change. Co-sponsored by the Eugene Human Rights Commission and the Tikkun Olam Committee (Heal the Earth) of Temple Beth Israel, this event is free and open to the public. A light dinner will be provided for all registered guests. Keynote speakers will begin promptly at 5:30pm.
Donations accepted to support the on-going
anti-racism work of SURJ and our partner organizations. $5-20 suggested
donation - all welcome!
Full list of speakers:
David Rogers, ACLU of Oregon
Kate Gonsalves, Oregon Justice Resource Center
Lamonte Morgan, Just Leadership
Senator James Manning
Paul Solomon, Sponsors, Inc.
Background: Over the last year, communities have come together in their faith communities, book clubs, workplaces, and schools to watch and discuss the groundbreaking documentary about mass incarceration, 13th, using the facilitation and action guide developed by local SURJ members. We encourage participants to watch the documentary (available for free, without subscription, on Netflix) before the event. Contact SURJ at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about scheduled group viewings prior to the event or to host your own viewing.
Please be sure to indicate if you would like ASL interpretation in your registration. Check in at registration to connect with the interpreter team.
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