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Upcoming Events

posted Nov 11, 2014, 7:36 PM by Kathryn Hamoudah

We wanted to share a few upcoming events.  Please attend it you’re able and forward to those you think might be interested.

-GFADP

 

Grave’s Injustice

Texas death row exoneree, Anthony Graves, has created a one man stage narrative about his wrongful conviction and life on death row and taking  the show around the country. Check out Grave’s Injustice on Nov. 21st at the Epicenter in Austell, Georgia.

In October of 2010, after a new District Attorney and Special Prosecutor conducted their own investigation of the case, all charges against Graves were dropped and he was set free. The special prosecutor found evidence of prosecutorial misconduct on the part of the original prosecuting attorney Charles Sebesta. Robert Carter, the man who confessed to committing the murders, and was executed in 2000, first identified Graves as an accomplice, but later told Sebesta he acted alone and that Graves was innocent. Sebesta dismissed Carter’s statement. Graves is the 12th person to be wrongfully convicted and removed from death row in Texas and  the 138th person to be exonerated in the country.  To date, 146 people have been exonerated.

For more information about the 21st, click here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/graves-injustice-a-stage-narrative-by-texas-death-row-exoneree-anthony-graves-tickets-13586334091


GFADP Holiday Party

We'd love for you to join us for our annual holiday party with Amnesty International’s Southern Regional Office on Wednesday, December 10 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Location TBD.  Beverages will be provided.  Please bring a dish to share.  Come any time between 6:00 and 9:00 pm and stay for whatever time you can.  We will be signing holiday cards for the 92 people on Georgia’s death row and Amnesty will have letters to send to people in prisons around the world and to world leaders asking for political prisoners to be released.  

For more information, contact Peggy Hendrix peggyhendrix2000@yahoo.com

 

Lobby Training

In anticipation of the legislative session, we will gather on Wednesday, December 17 from 6-8 pm at AFCS; 60 Walton St; 30303, for a training on the basics of lobbying. This is a great training to get tips on speaking with your legislators and the legislative process.  

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