Death Penalty Action Weeks Activities

posted Feb 23, 2011, 7:42 AM by Kathryn Hamoudah   [ updated Aug 31, 2012, 8:29 AM by GFADP staff ]

 

Monday, marked the beginning of, our coalition partner, Amnesty International’s 2011 Death Penalty Action Weeks where people of conscience will be rallying their communities and campuses around the country to end the death penalty!

 

We are inspired by the number of states around the country who are saying no to their costly, inhuman and ineffective death penalty systems and yes to justice and fairness.  

 

Right here in Georgia, we remain hopeful and ever vigilant in our quest to ensure that Georgia’s death penalty comes to a swift end.

 

We hope that you’ll join us during these weeks for two incredible film screenings co-sponsored by Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and Amnesty International (info below).  

 

One of the actions Amnesty is asking folks to do is to sign and circulate the petition for Troy Davis. Please sign your name and pass on far and wide.

 

Printable petition - http://www.amnestyusa.org/abolish/pdf/TroyDavisPetition.pdf

Online petition – http://tinyurl.com/l79wpy

 

 

Thank you for your incredible commitment to justice!

 

 

 

Screening and Discussion: NO TOMORROW

Monday, February 28 at 7:30pm

Push Push Theater

121 New Street
Decatur, GA 30030-4131

 

Discussion will be lead by Mary Catherine Johnson, GFADP Board member and Anne Emanuel, Professor of Law at GSU College of Law and Chair of the ABA Death Penalty Assessment Team – Georgia (2004-06)

 

About No Tomorrow:

NO TOMORROW is a PBS documentary on the death penalty.  This deeply moving personal production explores the murder of the subject of PBS’ recent film about teens leaving foster care as well as the unexpected role that the film played in the death penalty trial of her alleged killer.  By putting a dramatic human face on the complexity and controversy surrounding the death penalty, NO TOMORROW can function as a powerful catalyst for policy discussion and debate.

 

More information about the film: http://www.pbs.org/no-tomorrow/



Screening and Discussion: Death by Fire

Thursday, March 3, 6:30 pm

Emory Visual Arts Gallery

700 Peavine Creek Drive, Room 145, Atlanta, GA 30322

Directions/Parking: http://visualarts.emory.edu/contact/index.html#directions

Vegetarian dinner provided.

 

About Death by Fire

Did Texas execute an innocent man? Several controversial death penalty cases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, but it's the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham -- convicted for the arson deaths of his three young children -- that's now at the center of the national debate.  In Death by Fire, FRONTLINE gains unique access to those closest to the Willingham case -- meticulously examining the evidence used to convict Willingham, offering an in-depth portrait of those most impacted by the case, and exploring the explosive implications of the execution of a possibly innocent man.

 

Article in the New Yorker, including audio and video links:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/09/07/090907fa_fact_grann

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