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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Anti-death penalty events all week and beyond

Voices From Death Row, a national speaking tour, tonight (10/26) at 7pm...

Part of a national tour kicked off in Illinois on October 5, this event will feature the stories of men and women who have survived the horrors of death row. Former death row prisoners, family members and activists reveal the truth about the death penalty and the injustices of our criminal justice system. Their stories give voices to the voiceless and put a human face on
the death penalty

Shujaa Graham ­ an exonerated California death row inmate
Sandra Reed ­ mother of Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed
Mary Felps ­ mother of executed Texas death row inmate David Martinez
Marlene Martin ­ National Director of the Campaign to End the Death
And Jeannine Scott ­ wife of Texas prisoner Michael Scott

7PM in the Eastwoods Room of the Texas Union at UT.
(on Guadalupe below 24th street, on the ground floor behind the info desk)

The tour is sponsored by several national and local organizations. Local sponsors include: American Friends Services Committee-Austin, Journey of Hope ­ From Violence to Healing, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, Texas Moratorium Network...

6th Annual March to Stop Executions in Austin on Saturday October 29th, this Saturday.

The March will call attention to the barbarism of the death penalty and will demand and end to executions in Texas and everywhere. This year it will be held in conjunction with the national convention of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, held in Austin that weekend. The Journey of Hope banner will lead the march and several local Texas groups are
participating in this annual event.

Speakers include:
Juan Melendez ­ exonerated death row inmate
Bud Welch ­ murder victim family member
Sandra Reed ­ family member of death row inmate Rodney Reed

Gather at 3PM at the City Hall Plaza on 1st and Lavaca
March at 4
Rally at 4:30 at the Governor¹s Mansion (in the parking lot across the
street at 10th and Lavaca)
Surround and wrap the mansion with crime scene tape at 5:30

Sponsored by: Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Democrats for Life, International Socialist Organization, Journey of Hope ­ From Violence to Healing, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, Texas Moratorium Network...

Redemption: The Story of Stan Tookie Williams, with Jamie Foxx
will be screened on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2005 beginning at 7:30 PM in CMA 5.136 (26th and Dean Keeton on the UT campus)

Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Stan “Tookie” Williams has been scheduled for execution on December 13, 2005 in California.

Come hear the facts about his unfair trial, watch his story, and find out what you can do to help in his fight for justice. A flyer can be downloaded here (.doc).


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