Meet GFADP's New Organizer, Evelyn Lynn!

posted Nov 1, 2011, 1:47 PM by Kathryn Hamoudah   [ updated Aug 31, 2012, 8:29 AM by GFADP staff ]
We are so excited to announce that GFADP has hired a new Organizer! Evelyn Lynn hails from North Carolina and for the last ten years has been organizing grassroots communities to work toward reforms in the criminal justice system. Evelyn was Campaign Director for Safe Streets/Strong Communities, a membership-based organization in New Orleans that she helped co-found soon after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The mission was to organize those most impacted by police and prison violence and to wage campaigns to transform New Orleans’ brutal criminal justice system. Evelyn’s extensive experience in developing membership recruitment strategies as well as effective grassroots fundraising experience will be a huge asset to GFADP.

Evelyn will be responsible for organizing and empowering faith communities from across the state to take effective action to end capital punishment in Georgia.
 
A note from Evelyn:
“I am very thankful to join GFADP in this moment, when so many community members, faith leaders and unlikely allies are opening their eyes to how biased, unjust and brutal the death penalty really is.  I know it has been a long hard fight and that this system will not fall easily, but I am hopeful we will continue to make significant steps toward abolishing state sanctioned murder in the immediate future.”

We are confident that in the coming year, Evelyn will work to grow GFADP and build power among our ranks so we can strongly and strategically challenge the use of the death penalty in Georgia. 

Please join us next Thursday, November 10, at 7:00 pm at the Amnesty Office for our monthly meeting to meet and welcome Evelyn to our GFADP family!
Amnesty International Office
730 Peachtree St, Suite 1060
Atlanta, GA 30308
(map)

In addition to joining us at our monthly meeting; we hope to see you at an exhibit dedicated to Troy Davis. It will be on November 11 from 7-11pm; Raw Space Gallery; 431 Fair Street|Castleberry Hill. (flyer attached).
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GFADP staff,
Aug 31, 2012, 8:29 AM
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