Thank you for joining GFADP for food, fellowship and advocacy at our
11th Annual MaryRuth Weir Dinner
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Central Presbyterian Church
201 Washington St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
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
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.