An event you don’t want to miss is coming to House District 36!
Please join me for a panel discussion with Piper Kerman, best-selling author of “Orange is the New Black”, now a top Netflix series. Since leaving prison, Piper has worked to raise awareness about the issues impacting women incarcerated in America.
The facts are startling. From 1980 to 2010, thenumber of women behind bars has increased646%. Most have been sentenced for non-violent offenses and an overwhelming percentage have a history of physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Piper will discuss this growing crisis with a panel that includes Portland State’s Dr. Keva Miller and Alverada McCoy of Mercy Corps Northwest. I am excited to facilitate the conversation.
What: Panel Discussion Featuring Piper Kerman
When: April 23rd, 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Where: First Unitarian Church in Portland
1034 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
On the door step, at town halls, through surveys and in emails, I have heard again and again that House District 36 cares about smart public safety policy. You understand that we need books, not bunks and that investing in our communities is better than investing in our prisons.
This is sure to be an extraordinary discussion focused on these very values.
I hope to see you there!