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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

UT-Austin Rally Against the Death Penalty - Wednesday, April 15 at Noon

AUSTIN TEXAS, APRIL 15, 2009

RALLY AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY AT UT!

12 NOON ON THE WEST MALL!

AND IN THE EVENING...At UT Austin in UTC Rm. 3.122 at 7 pm.

(On 21st just west of Speedway.)

LIVE CALL IN FROM JOHN BOOTH-EL – MARYLAND DEATH ROW PRISONER, AND FROM TIMOTHY MCKINNEY - TENNESSEE DEATH ROW PRISONER.

And featuring:Sandra Reed – Mother of Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed

Kenneth Foster, Sr. – Father of Kenneth Foster, Jr., commuted of Texas death row.

Terri Been – Sister of Texas death row prisoner Jeff Wood, convicted under Law of Parties.

The CEDP is hosting a national tour, "Live From Death Row," featuring the voices of death row prisoners, live from their prison cell. Death sentences de-humanize the condemned, justifying the state-sponsored murder of the poor, the innocent and people of color. Death rows isolate those sentenced to die, denying them human contact and hope for justice. In our "Live From Death Row" tour, the voices of death row prisoners will reach from behind the walls to share their stories of loss, injustice, struggle, and hope for an end to the death penalty. At a time when the national chorus against the death penalty continues to grow, these voices are critical for the movement on the outside. Live From Death Row Tour stops all over the country have drawn hundreds of people and featured live calls from death row prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal in Pennsylvania and Troy Davis in Georgia. Don't miss your chance to be a part of a such emotionally powerful and socially important event!


"These are America's condemned, who bear a stigma far worse than 'prisoner.' These are America's death row residents: men and women who walk the razor's edge between half-life and certain death." —Mumia Abu-Jamal, Live From Death Row

CO-SPONSORED BY CEDP-AUSTIN AND AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL-UT AUSTIN.

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