On this show, we talk about reproductive rights and reproductive justice, with three long-time activists. Judith Arcana is an author, teacher, and member of the Chicago underground service that helpled women and girls obtain safe abortions before Roe v. Wade legalized the procedure. Toni Bond Leonard is President and CEO of Black Women for Reproductive Justice, and a member of the Trust Black Women coalition, who are currently fighting a racist anti-choice billboard campaign. Michelle Stranger-Hunter is the Executive Director of NARAL Pro-choice Oregon.
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Oregon lawmakers are considering several bills aimed at sex-trafficking, including tougher sentences and fines, publicizing names of johns, and detention of child prostitutes. This week, Jo Ann and Dave took a look at these bills and at other strategies for stopping sexual exploitation of Oregon youth.
Both It Takes a Village and Community Grooves are off today. You can hear them at 11AM on Friday April 22nd. Instead today we’ll hear another installment of the series "Building a Powerful Left" with Eric Mann, Isabel Garcia, Frances Fox Piven, Patricia Torres and Derek Jensen.
Skylar went to the fundraising and informational event hosted by the new group Somali Youth of Oregon.
The Somali Youth of Oregon is a broad-based non-profit organization that values strong community support, leadership and empowerment for all. Thier mission: To empower and reach out to Somali Youth of Oregon to build a better community for the future generation.
SYO’s vision is to build a strong youth community and a safe space where we can come together and share our values with the Oregon community.
Kevin Mannix promised voters in 1994 that his Ballot Measure 11 establishing minimum mandatory sentences would create certainty in Oregon's criminal justice system. While the measure tripled the state's prison population over 20 years, a new report by the state Criminal Justice Commission finds that Measure 11 not only failed to deliver certainty, it has cost the state billions of dollars while it shifting sentencing power from the hands of judges to those of district attorneys - a shift many see as dangerous.