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Portland Democratic Socialists Reading Group

Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th
400 SE 12th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214, United States (map)

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The SJAC event/meeting space is about 500 sq ft, has hardwood floors, high ceilings, and windows on two sides. The room is equipped with cafe tables and chairs.

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Join us for our reading group! Members and non-members welcome. Feel free to bring food/drink. Please bring a few dollars if you are able to help contribute to the use of the space.

Readings:

Chapter Six: “Abolitionist Alternatives” (p. 105-115) from Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis

https://collectiveliberation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Are_Prisons_Obsolete_Angela_Davis.pdf

“What is Community Justice?” by Jocelyn Simonson

https://nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/what-is-community-justice/

“The Bad Kind of Unionism” by Shawn Gude

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/01/the-bad-kind-of-unionism

“In Defense of Police Unions” by Jeff Spross

http://theweek.com/articles/635690/defense-police-unions

Bonus Cuts (short optional readings from DSA and DSA members)

https://medium.com/@DSA_Praxis/abolish-police-and-prisons-fa263c44b3cb

http://www.dsausa.org/justice_for_michael_brown


Portland Democratic Socialists of America - Portland DSA is a local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the US. We organize together for economic and social justice in Portland and nation-wide.

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