Want to learn more about our prison system? Then plan to attend the Wilsonville Library presentation of "Beyond Bars: Envisioning the Prison System" on Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilsonville Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road.
The focus of this free presentation is on the role prisons serve in our country, and whether is it possible to envision a world where there is not a reliance on a prison system.
Participants in this program will begin by exploring what they know about prisons. After a brief multimedia history of prisons and alternative justice systems, Walidah Imarisha, author and adjunct professor in Portland State University's Black Studies Department, will lead a conversation about alternatives to incarceration.
The program is part of The Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations.