Connecting the Dots: Agenda and Parking Information

posted Aug 22, 2014, 8:29 AM by GFADP staff


9:30-10:00-Registration and light refreshments 


10:15-11:00-Our Humanity Will Not Be Denied

Is the death penalty about revenge or control?  This interactive workshop will explore ways in which race, class, money, and power infuse the administration of the death penalty, particularly in the South.  Participants will explore the connections between criminal justice policies such as stop and frisk, stand your ground, no knock warrants and the death penalty; examine the concept of otherness and its relationship to the death penalty, and will begin to discuss concrete tactics for shifting the balance of power and bringing about an end to the death penalty.  Presented by Terrica Ganzy

11:00-12:00-The Death Penalty: What’s Developmental Disabilities Got to Do With It?

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities’ statewide Real Communities Initiative and partnership with GFADP. We will explain connections between issues impacting people with DD and the prison industrial complex, the school to prison pipeline, the death penalty and parallels between the prison system and the state DD system. Presented by Caitlin Childs, Cheri Pace and Lesa Hope


12:45-1:45-From Problems to Policy

This workshop will help you visualize how to change a problem in your community, into a policy that serves the community.  Learn the steps for building and winning a campaign. Presented by Troya Sampson

2:00-3:15-Visioning for GFADP

3:15-3:30-Close out and next steps

Getting There: 

Free Parking for Central Presbyterian Church 201 Washington St SW, Atlanta GA 30303

Free parking is available at the Capitol Education Center Garage, 180 Central Ave. SW. You can stop at the curb in front of the church to discharge passengers (201 Washington St. SW). To reach the parking garage, continue on Washington St. to the second traffic light (Trinity Avenue). Turn right on Trinity and go one block to Central Ave. Turn right onto Central, go one block, and cross Mitchell St. The Capitol Education Center is on the right in the next block of Central Ave. just before you reach the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The garage is below the street level so you turn right onto a ramp that will take you under the building. Once parked in the garage, take the elevator to the Upper Plaza (labeled "UP"). Walk across the plaza (in the direction of the Capitol) and up the stairs.  At the top of the stairs, turn right and follow the cloistered walk around to courtyard and enter through the courtyard door. 


The nearest Marta train stop is: Georgia State