801 Sw 10th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

What is the role that prisons serve in our country? Is it possible to envision a world where people are safe and secure and where there is accountability, but without a reliance on a prison system that may not reduce crime but, in some cases, actually cause it? Participants in this program will begin by exploring what they know about prisons. After a brief multimedia history of prisons and alternative justice systems, Walidah Imarisha, author and adjunct professor in Portland State University’s Black Studies Department, will lead a conversation about alternatives to incarceration.

Sponsored by Oregon Humanities (formerly Oregon Council for the Humanities).

Presented in cooperation with City Club of Portland, Agora Steering Committee.

In the U.S. Bank Room
Space at library programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Added by i2mgjp on August 21, 2010

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