Every fourth Thursday of the month*, Oregon WAND explores a compelling topic in depth with special features, guest speakers, and presentations. All Oregon WAND events are free and open to the public. Below you’ll find the Monthly Programs marked next to the event date. Oregon WAND Members & Allies: If you know of or are involved in an event that is aligned with the mission of WAND, please send us information about it for consideration in the Upcoming Events. *January-May, September, October, and November (third Thursday due to Thanksgiving; no program in December)
April 24, 2014 – Oregon WAND Monthly Program
NO “GET OUT OF JAIL FREE” CARD FOR OREGON TAXPAYERS
We’re pleased to welcome Dan HoSang, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Political Science at the University of Oregon and a member of the board of Partnership for Safety and Justice, who will discuss prison spending and policies in Oregon.
Oregon’s prison system, one of the fastest growing in the country, has cost Oregon taxpayers billions of dollars in both construction and operation. Dan will talk about how prison spending can be reduced and the savings reinvested in programs that reduce crime and promote safe and effective alternatives to incarceration.
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 6:45 pm – Intros, 7:00 pm – Program
Location: First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene
Cost: Free and open to the public