• 02/17/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Catholics, people of faith, and the public in Marion and Polk counties are invited to a Simple and Delicious Soup Supper at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem on Saturday, Feb 17th.

    Sponsored by Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (OADP), this event will focus on Catholic teachings in regard to the American death penalty.

    The keynote speaker will be Becky O'Neil McBrayer, a member of the OADP board of director and murder victim family member. Becky is an outspoken opponent of the death penalty in spite of the tragedy she and her family have endured. The program will be hosted by former Oregon Supreme Chief Justice Paul DeMuniz. Queen of Peace Pastor Father Tim Mockaitis will comment on Catholic teachings on the death penalty.

    Dinner will begin following the Queen of Peace 5 PM Saturday mass, catered by prize-winning chef Elias Torres. Tickets are only $10 each. One or more eight-person table sponsorships are encouraged.

    To repeal the Oregon death penalty, a vote of the people will be necessary. An important part in the removal of death penalties in six American states since 2005 has been the vigorous efforts of Catholics and people of faith in each of those states. It is now time to mobilize 

    the faithful to promote the conversation among all voters to do the right thing and repeal the death penalty in Oregon.

    Tickets can be purchased by phone at (503) 990-7060 or online at oadp.org. To secure 8-person table sponsorship for only $80, call (503) 990-7060.

    The Catholic View on the Death Penalty (Sat Feb 17th)
    Saturday February 17th - 7:00pm
    Queen of Peace Catholic Church
    4227 Lone Oak Rd SE, Salem, OR 97302

    To arrange a similar event with the assistance of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and its able speakers, call (503) 990-7060.

  • 11/15/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

    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 6:30PM on Wednesday November 15th.

    Tickets are available in advance for $20 by calling (503) 990-7060 or going on line to www.oadp.org.

    Contact for EVENT info Ron Steiner: (503) 990-7060
    Media Interviews:  playwright/actor Gary Anderson 406-925-0718

    Co-Sponsors are:
    John Gear Law Office: LLC, A Values-Based Law Practice
    The Honorable Paul J. DeMuniz, former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice.
    Salem Area Fellowship of Reconciliation: Working for peace and justice through non-violence.
    National Lawyers Guild, Human rights over property interests.

  • 10/08/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Respect Life Presentation
    “Not in My Name”
    A Murder Victim Family Member’s Reflection on the Death Penalty

    Becky O’Neil McBrayer is the Director of Community Programs at St. Andre Bessette Catholic Church in Downtown Portland. She is alumni of All Saints School, Central Catholic High School, and Bellarmine University. In 2006, Becky’s Mother, Timmie O’Neil, and Stepfather, Craig Stumpf, were brutally murdered at the hands of her youngest brother, Joseph. Her family was thrust into the judicial system as Clackamas County prosecutors argued for the death penalty. Becky’s Catholic faith and journey of hope led her to the abolition movement. She is a member of Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation and serves on the Board of Directors of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.

    “We are called to show mercy because mercy has first been shown to us.” Pope Francis

  • A Conversation with the former Oregon State Penitentiary Superintendent Frank Thompson
    10/17/2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

    Frank Thompson, former superintendent of the Oregon State Penitentiary, has spoken with legislatures in Maryland and Nebraska; with governors in Colorado and Oregon; and was recently published in the New York Times. On Monday, Oct 17th at Salem’s Center 50+, citizens can have a conversation with him.

    Salem/Keizer area residents can hear his powerful message at the event sponsored by Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.

    The evening’s program will also feature a brand new 13 minute film "Death Penalty Fail: A Lethal Injection” that dramatizes the events surrounding the “botched” executions that have occurred in 48 documented accounts, in 13 different states.

    A simple soup supper will be served, starting at 6PM on Monday October 17th.

    Admission is only $15 and seating is limited.

    Tickets can be secured by calling (503) 990-7060 or purchased through PayPal with the button below.

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    Center 50+, City of Salem Senior Center
    2615 Portland Road NE
    Salem, OR 97301

  • 06/22/2016 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

    2016 Annual Meeting & Banquet
    Wed. June 22nd
    5P reception 6P dinner
    Sr. Helen Prejean Award Presentation
    Keynote Speaker Rev. Jack Sullivan, Jr. Exec. Dir. Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation

    The Madeleine Parish Hall
    3123 NE 24th Ave. Portland

    For tickets use the PayPal link below to with a credit card, or Call (503) 551-1349 to order tickets by mail.

    Tickets $65, discounted table sponsorships available.

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    Single ticket - $65.00
    Table for 8 - $455.00

    OADP Contact Info: Box 2765 Salem 97308 / www.oadp.org / (503) 990-7060


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