Immigration Panel Discussion

Immigration: Welcomes, Walls, Sanctuaries, and Borders

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7 to 8:30 pm, Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne. Free and open to the public.

PANELISTS

  • Polo Catalani, NWCommunities Counsel
  • Leland Baxter-Neal, ACLU of Oregon
  • Erin McKee, Oregon Justice Resource Center
  • Chanpone Sinlapasai, Marandas & Sinlapasai Immigration Law Office

The audience will be invited to reflect upon their own immigrant roots and stories, and the panelists will give an overview of the challenges that today’s immigrants face. The discussion will include information about the scope and scale of immigration in Oregon, economic impacts of immigration, and stories of community members who have made the transition from new immigrant to citizen.

GETTING THERE AND WATCHING THE PROGRAM

Parking is available on the street. The Multnomah County Board Room at 501 SE Hawthorne is easily accessed by public transportation, TriMet options include bus lines 4, 6, 10, 14, 15, and the Portland Streetcar.

MetroEast Community Media records these programs for rebroadcast and online streaming from www.lwvpdx.org. We thank the Multnomah Bar Foundation and the Carol and Velma Saling Foundation for their grants to pay for these recordings.

The League of Women Voters Civic Education programs are free and open to the public. Programs are designed to inform our community about relevant issues. PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS DISCUSSION.

RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND SCHEDULE OF FUTURE PROGRAMS

Click here to view recordings of earlier civic education panel discussions, with links to shorter “highlights” videos from those programs. The same page also shows the public events planned for 2019.

Juvenile Justice: What’s Needed?

Come hear the first of our Second Tuesday series of panel discussions: Juvenile Justice: Are we improving outcomes for youth?

When: Tuesday, September 11 at 7 PM

Where: the Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne, Portland.

Speakers:

Panelists include Kimberly McCullough, Policy Director for ACLU Oregon, Babak Zolfaghari-Azar, Family Care Manager, Community Healing Initiative Program, and DeAnna Horne, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. They will review the history and impacts of Measure 11 on the juvenile justice system

Measure 11 and the juvenile Justice System

According to Multnomah County information, “Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 11 in November 1994 to apply mandatory minimum prison sentences to certain crimes against persons …, with no possibility for any reduction in sentence, such as for good behavior. Measure 11 also mandates that juveniles age 15 and older, charged with the felonies…be tried as adults.

Panelists will tell the stories of youth who are impacted by the juvenile justice system and describe community responses that are shown to improve outcomes. The speakers will discuss legislative remedies that they believe would improve the juvenile justice system, and they will answer questions from the audience.

Getting there & hearing the program

The Multnomah County Building is easily accessed by public transportation, TriMet options include bus lines 4, 6, 10, 14, 15, and the Portland Streetcar. If you drive, parking is available on the street.

The League of Women Voters Civic Education programs are free and open to the public.  MetroEast Community Media records these programs for rebroadcast and streaming on this website, lwvpdx.org.  The Carol and Velma Saling Foundation and the Multnomah Bar Foundation provided grants to pay for the recordings