GFADP Blog

Thank you for joining GFADP for food, fellowship and advocacy at our

11th Annual MaryRuth Weir Dinner

Thursday, October 25, 2018

6:00 PM

Central Presbyterian Church

201 Washington St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Jubilee Partners

2018 MaryRuth Weir Human Rights Award Honoree

Robbie Buller, Al Lawler and Jubilee Partners have provided a place of burial for many who were executed. They have visited people on death row for decades providing comfort in the worst times of their life.

Ronald J. Tabak

2018 Martina Correia Courage Award Honoree

Ronald J. Tabak has represented numerous people on death row, pro bono. He successfully argued Francis v. Franklin, a death penalty case in the U.S. Supreme Court and played a leading role in overturning Johnny Lee Gates's death sentence after 26 years on death row.

Read his chapter on capital punishment in The State of Criminal Justice 2018, here.

Jimmie Lee Horton

Guest Speaker

Jimmie Lee Horton was sentenced to death in 1980. The Southern Center for Human Rights appealed, and his conviction was overturned in 1991 on the basis that the prosecutor used peremptory strikes to prevent black people from serving as jurors on his case. He was re-sentenced in 1993, and paroled in 2011.