Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Lynching Then, Lynching Now: The roots of racism and the death penalty in America

A National Speaking Tour of the CEDP.

Austin, Texas
Saturday Feb. 20
UT in Welch 3.502

Workshop with Alan Bean: 4:00 to 5:30
Evening Panel Event: 6:30 to 8:00

Panelists include:

Alan Bean –
Executive Director, Friends of Justice.
Ted Gordon – Associate Professor in Anthropology at UT-Austin and Chair of African and African Diaspora Studies Department.
Sandra Reed – Mother of Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed.

W/ Live Call In from Illinois Prisoner Stanley Howard.

Presenting the CEDP's National Speaking Tour for 2009 - 2010. Join this teach-in tour in cities around the country this fall and spring. This year's tour looks at the historic link between the death penalty and lynching in the United States. Hear from those who have been freed from death row, activists and scholars on the role of racism in our criminal justice system and why the death penalty and unjust sentencing need to be abolished.

Sponsored by the Campaign to End the Death Penalty.
For more information:
lily@nodeathpenalty.org. 512-494-0667. http://cedptour.blogspot.com/
RSVP on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=288877171504

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