Monthly Archives: February 2013

UO Prison Justice and UO Cultural Forum present Smoke Signals: Perspectives on Mass Incarceration, a mini film festival!

 

Join us February 28th and March 1st at the University of Oregon for two nights of double features about mass incarceration, the prison-industrial complex, and alternatives to putting humans in cages. The event is free, open to the public and we will be serving free vegan food (we don’t want animals in cages either)!

Schedule:

Thursday, Feb. 28th: Lawrence, 177
The House I Live In, 7pm
Broken On All Sides, 8:30pm

Friday, March 1st: Lawrence 115
Shakespeare Behind Bars, 7pm
In Prison My Whole Life, 8:30pm

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Youth incarceration must end!

One of the groups that UO Prison Justice is very proud to support is the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth. The national campaign works to end the practice of sentencing youth to die in prison–a fate that UO Prison Justice believes is unacceptable for anyone, and particularly immoral when those being locked away for their entire lives are under 18. Click here to learn more about the Campaign: http://www.endjlwop.org . 

This is a statement that UO Prison Justice wrote in support of the Campaign. 

“UO Prison Justice is a collective of students and community members working to combat the United States’ reliance on incarceration to address social problems. We try to prioritize responses to crime that demonstrate compassion and understanding, as well as the belief that all offenders have the ability to be genuinely transformed. We are opposed to permanently locking young people behind bars and banishing them from their  communities, and we are grateful to be able to partner with CFSY in ending this practice.”