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MEDIA RELEASE: "Naked Darrow" Play

"Naked Darrow," a one-man play by nationally renowned Darrow portrayer Gary L. Anderson, is coming to Loucks Auditorium at the Salem Library This recent NYC Off-Broadway production is produced by the Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (OADP) and the Clarence Darrow Foundation. Naked Darrow is a provocative look at our most hated and revered attorney, Clarence Darrow, as his great mind slips away. 

The performance will take place at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, November 15th.

Famous American Lawyer Portrayal Coming to Salem

Gary Anderson

Clarence Darrow, famous American lawyer, known for his eloquence in defending unpopular clients and in securing reprieves for those condemned to death, will be portraited by renowned actor Gary Anderson, on November 15th at the Salem Library.

Important News: Sister Helen Prejean October 13th Lake Oswego Event Cancelled!

Unfortunately, Sister Helen Prejean has cancelled her October 13th event at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church due to recent surgery.  She is recovering but unable to travel at this time.  This is a big disappointment to all of us.  Please join us by keeping her in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy and full recovery. Please watch for other OADP events and a new date for Sister Helen's visit to Oregon.   We will keep you posted. Sincerely, OADP Board

September 2017 Update Newsletter

Volume XIV, No. 3 - September 2017

In this issue...


It will take a cultural shift to vote in favor of abolishing the death penalty.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? (Editorial by Jeff Ellis)

Executive director of Oregon Capital Resource Center and OADP board member.


Sister Helen speaks in Medford October 12th, Lake Oswego October 13th.


OADP members developing booklet about murder victim families in Oregon.


Aba Gayle will step down from the OADP board of directors.

CHARLES EMMET NIELSEN - JAN. 26, 1932 - JULY 24, 2017

More than three decades opposing the Oregon death penalty


Current news from the Death Penalty Information Center.


The Conversation

Three former Oregon State officials discuss their roles in the execution of two inmates, and share their feelings about the execution process and the use of the death penalty.

The Conversation from Now Video on Vimeo.

Portland Tribune: Kitzhaber: Repeal of death penalty is only one step

Monday, August 28, 2017 Former governor urges greater spending on alternatives to alleviate poverty and prevent crime; group launches 'million conversations'
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber is the most prominent voice against Oregon's death penalty, but he says repeal is a step toward a greater goal.


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