The Prison System is the New Jim Crow
The CEDP"s 11th Annual Convention
The murder of Troy Davis by the state of Georgia on September 21 horrified millions of people the world over—and has sparked a renewed national discussion of the death penalty in the United States. We will spend the weekend sharing our stories and experiences, working to build our forces and strategizing the next steps forward for our movement and our organization.
Speakers will include former prisoners, family members, activists, lawyers, scholars and others. They include:
Former prisoners: Lawrence Hayes, Jazz Hayden, Mark Clements and Darby Tillis.
Family members: Sandra Reed, Delia Perez Myers, Jeannine Scott, Terri Been, Barbara Lewis, Lawrence Foster Sr, Kenneth Foster Sr., and Sandrine Ageorges Skinner, Troy’s sister, Martina Correia will address the convention via telecom along with her son DeJaun Correia.
Activists: Jesse Muhammad, Jack Bryson, Jessica Escobar and Elizabeth Gilbert and many others.
The convention kicks off with a Friday evening event at the University of Texas, Southern Injustice: Fighting racism and the death penalty. The panel features
For a full program schedule and to register, go to nodeathpenalty.org