I AM TROY DAVIS: 2 YEARS LATER
Commemoration & book event Saturday, September 21 in Atlanta
“I Am Troy Davis should be read and cherished.”
— MAYA ANGELOU
ATLANTA, GA--On September 21, 2011 Troy Anthony Davis was put to death by the State of Georgia.
On the second anniversary of Troy's execution, the Davis family, Amnesty USA, Southern Center for Human Rights, Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, NAACPand Haymarket Books invite you to join the Davis family for a book launch and commemoration at the Georgia Center for the Book in Decatur.
Participants will reflect on the legacy of Troy Davis and his sister Martina Davis Correia, honor their memory by discussing next steps towards abolishing the death penalty, and launch the new book I Am Troy Davis, co-authored by Jen Marlowe and Troy's sister Martina Davis Correia, with the participation of Troy himself.
Book signing to follow.
In addition, Ebenezer Baptist Church has invited the Davis family and Jen Marlowe to their worship service on Sunday morning, Sept 22 at 11:00am. There will be time alloted at the service to talk about Troy and the book, and there will be an opportunity after the service to buy the book and get it signed.
I Am Troy Davis: 2 Years Later
A commemoration & book launch
Saturday, September 21st at 4pm
Georgia Center for the Book
215 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030
(only minutes walk from Marta's Decatur stop)
*Troy Davis' family
*Jen Marlowe (author, I Am Troy Davis)
*Terrica Redfield Ganzy (Southern Center for Human Rights and GFADP)
*Jared Feuer (AIUSA)
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
About I Am Troy Davis:
On SEPTEMBER 21, 2011, Troy Anthony Davis was put to death by the State of Georgia. Davis’s execution was protested by hundreds of thousands across the globe. How did one man capture the world’s imagination and become the iconic face for the campaign to end the death penalty?
I Am Troy Davis, coauthored by Jen Marlowe and Davis’s sister Martina Davis Correia, tells the intimate story of an ordinary man caught up in an inexorable tragedy. From his childhood in racially charged Savannah; to the confused events that led to the 1989 murder of a police officer; to Davis’s sudden arrest, conviction, and two-decade fight to prove his innocence; I Am Troy Davis takes us inside a broken legal system where life and death hangs in the balance. It is also an inspiring testament to the unbreakable bond of family, to the resilience of love, and to how even when you reach the end of justice, voices from across the world will rise together in chorus and proclaim, “I am Troy Davis,” I stand with you.
About the author:
JEN MARLOWE is a human rights activist, writer, and filmmaker, is the author of The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian’s Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker and Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival.
Interviews and review copies available on request.
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