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Abolition of the U.S. Prison System
Sam Harrell

Presentation by Sam Harrell about the current state of incarceration in the United States and Critical Resistance’s theory and strategy for abolition and ways of responding to harm. Sam is a member of the Portland chapter of Critical Resistance which coordinates the Prisoner Correspondence Program. Sam is a doctoral student in social work studying the relationship between social work, abolition, and transformative justice.

The Ten Commitments of Humanism
Emily Newman

Presentation by Emily Newman about the commitments of  Humanism. Emily Newman is the Education Coordinator at the American Humanist Association’s Center for Education. She holds a B.S. in psychology as well as an M.A. in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University.

Maryhill Museum of Art
Colleen Schafroth

Presentation by Colleen Schafroth about the Maryhill Museum of Art. The Museum, dating from the 1920s, was an idea that grew because of an unlikely assortment of friends. Join us to learn the story and to explore what the dream became today. Colleen Schafroth is Executive Director at the Museum. She has over 30 years’ experience in museums and the arts. Schafroth holds a B.A. in English and in Art as well as a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.

The State of Jefferson Story
Jeff Lalande

Jeff LaLande discusses the reasons for the 160-year-long history of proposed secession movements to separate Southern Oregon and to form a new state with Northern California. Dr. LaLande earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Oregon. He retired from a career as archaeologist and historian with the U.S. Forest Service.