Juvenile Justice and Jails - A Community Forum
Read more about the event in this informative article in the Quad City Times.
October 23 (Tuesday) at 5:30 pm: International Women Authors Series with Mexican Author Valeria Luiselli
In my other book club I have very much enjoyed the Annual International Women Authors series. Consider attending the 12th Annual International Women Authors Series dinner on Tuesday, October 23, 5:30 pm with Mexican author Valeria Luiselli. The dinner is at the Radisson in downtown Davenport. The cost is $40 (less if you fill a whole table). You must register in advance, and they could sell out. Her books are short and you could probably get some of them read by October 23. Also, she wrote Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, a book of essays interviewing children fleeing violence in Central America that is very pertinent to the work we are doing on Immigration in the Civil Rights Forum.
November 10 (Saturday) at 11:30 am: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Read more about it at the author’s website. There is also a movie based on the book, so PACG will go to the movie as well (on a different date). Check back later for the location.
December 1 (Saturday) at 11:30 am: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Meet with Rev. Alexander Sharp of Clergy for a New Drug Policy
When: Monday, June 4 at 6:30 pm
Where: The Center, 1411 Brady St, Davenport IA
Who: Progressive leaders and clergy interested in civil rights and drug policy
Specific Issues: Legalization of marijuana, decriminalization of drugs, racial disparities in sentencing, mass incarceration, opioid epidemic, medical marijuana, forfeiture laws, harm reduction, sentencing reform, drug courts
Progressive Action for the Common Good (PACG) is arranging a meeting for local activists with Rev. Alexander Sharp of Clergy for a New Drug Policy. Clergy for a New Drug Policy works to end the war on drugs and seek a health not punishment response to drug use. Rev. Sharp is from Chicago and would like to meet and strategize with progressive leaders/clergy interested in drug policy reform and related issues (see Specific Issues above).
PACG is considering starting a new issue forum to work on drug policy reform. The current Civil Rights Forum is already concerned about many of these issues. PACG hopes to find activists to work on these issues.
Local leaders and clergy will be interested in learning more about Clergy for a New Drug Policy, with opportunities for future collaboration. This could include educational events or lobbying efforts.
Call or email Alta Price, Board President of PACG (563-505-2996 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. We hope to see you June 4 (let Alta know if you are interested but can’t make the meeting).