We are so excited to invite you to join us for the Fifth Annual MaryRuth Weir Memorial Dinner and Second Silent Auction.
In 1999, MaryRuth Weir and other abolitionists resolved that Georgia needed to organize a statewide anti-death penalty coalition, again. MaryRuth dedicated her life to shining a light on the injustices of the death penalty and providing comfort and support to families who had been discarded and disregarded by virtue of having a loved one on Death Row. On this night, we remember her spirit and recommit ourselves to struggling for an end to the death penalty. Please join us on Thursday, May 17 at 6:00pm to honor and celebrate her life. Here are the details:
Central Presbyterian Church, Tull Fellowship Hall
201 Washington Street, Southwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
$50.00 Individual tickets ~ $500.00 Table (seats ten)
Justice Benefactor - $1500 Fairness Patron - $1000 Human Rights Advocate - $750
Please R.S.V.P. with this form by May 8, 2012
The keynote speaker and the recipient of the MaryRuth Weir Human Rights Award is Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock. Pastor of the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dr. Warnock has continued the legacy of the churches leadership by taking on the contradictions in the criminal justice system through his preaching and through his fierce public advocacy. Most notably he was instrumental in the fight to stop the execution of Troy Davis.
This year we are introducing the inaugural Martina Correia Courage Award. Martina brought thousands of people to the anti-death penalty movement by her powerful voice and fiery spirit. The courage and might she exhibited in fighting for her brother while battling breast cancer, captures the essence of her incredible strength and passion that will continue to inspire people. Our first recipient is the late Lewis Sinclair, a civil rights hero whose courage in speaking out against the death penalty for decades remains a standard that we aspire to meet. Lewis’ award will be accepted by his beloved wife and dedicated freedom fighter in her own right, Mary Sinclair.
We hope you will join us on May 17 to honor the lives of MaryRuth Weir and Martina Correia, and celebrate the contributions of Rev. Warnock and Lewis Sinclair.
Board of Directors, Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Edward DuBose, Margaret Eskew, Senator Vincent Fort, Terrica Redfield Ganzy,
Kathryn Hamoudah, Peggy Hendrix, Suzanne Hobby-Shippen, Tabatha Holley, Mary Catherine Johnson,
Laura Kagel, Mary Palmer Legare, Em McNair, Bill Moon, Sara Totonchi, and Erik Wilkinson
Evelyn Lynn is GFADP’s Organizer.
Just some of the great Silent Auction Items available: