GP NOW members gathered educational links and created an informational webinar out of a desire to mobilize our membership and interested community members to take action on prison advocacy, especially urgent due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please click on this link for a project summary Pdf :
Elements of the project summary include:
Prison Solidarity and COVID-19Webinar Youtube Link
Key Action Items/Messages
Prison Advocacy & COVID-19: Let’s get educated
Contacts and Resources for Action
Summary of webinar:
Introductions & updates from selected OR organizations and advocates serving
incarcerated persons and current challenges faced due to COVID-19.
Topics include: Legal Services, census, visitation, health care access.
See webinar participant list & detailed synopsis of webinar below.
Host: Kelly, GP NOW Boardmember
legal services program in CCCF, Re*Membering
Shannon Olive, Women First Transition & Referral Center
Rebecca Whetstine, Project WIT (Whatever It Takes!)– Indigenous Spiritual Service, DOC Census Project
Mother of currently incarcerated son
Matt Insley, Founder of CRCI Music Program, Formerly incarcerated,
Jon Roberts, Advocate with Oregon Recovers, Qualified Mental Health Associate, CDC2, formerly incarcerated