Tuesday, March 29, 2011

CEDP Speaking Tour to End the Death Penalty

CEDP's National Speaking Tour 2010-2011

Lethal Injustice: Standing against the death penalty and harsh punishment.

A speaking tour to look at what’s behind our massive prison build-up, why so many people of color are locked up and what we can do about it.

Coming tour dates include April 7 - University of Texas-Austin, April 13 - New York City, April 15 - University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, April - University of Chicago, Chicago, April - De Paul University, Chicago

From death rows to super-maxes, over 2.3 million men and women sit behind bars today. "Lethal Injustice" speakers are organizing on the front-lines of the fight against criminal injustice, taking a stand against the racist, prison build-up and harsh sentencing.

Book a Tour stop today! Bring Tour speakers to your campus or community : Email nyc@nodeathpenalty.org for more info.

This national speaking tour will be featuring panelists including, exonerated prisoners, family members, activists, lawyers and scholars.

Mark Clements - former police torture victim, sentenced to life without parole as a juvenile

Martina Correia – sister of Georgia death row prisoner Troy Davis

Jordan Flaherty - journalist and community organizer; author, Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six

Lawrence Hayes - former Black Panther and New York death row prisoner

Victoria Law - author, Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women

Anthony Papa - Rockefeller drug law survivor; author, 15 to Life: How I Painted My Way to Freedom

Marvin Reeves - exonerated police torture victim, released in 2009 after serving 21 years

Yusef Salaam – exonerated in the Central Park jogger case

Paul Wright – editor, Prison Legal News

Past Dates Include:

February 17 - Wilmington, Del.

February 18 - Rowan College, Glassboro, N.J.

March 9 - University of Southern California, Los Angeles

March 19-20 - Left Forum Conference, New York City (pending)

March - Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Mich.

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