Campaign to End Death Penalty: CCNY 4/21/2010
A National Speaking Tour of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty
LYNCHING THEN, LYNCHING NOW: ROOTS OF RACISM AND
THE DEATH PENALTY IN THE U.S.
Join us for a teach-in tour stop at City College of New York City,
NAC Building, Room 1/203 on April 21,2010
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.
Some of our speakers for the night will be:
Marvin Reeves — Police torture victim and former IL prisoner, freed in 2009
Yusef Salaam– Exonerated in the Central Park Jogger case (NYC). Board member, Campaign to End the Death Penalty.
Lawrence Hayes – Former NY death row prisoner.
Marlene Martin – National Director, Campaign to End the Death Penalty.
if you are interested in getting involved with this upcoming event;
if you can help us table in order to spread the word;
if you would like to be involved in building the tour stop and if you have any ideas;
if your group would like to endorse the event,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CCNY tour stop will be sponsored by Amnesty International USA Local Group 11.
For more information check out our tour blog, the CCNY school newspaper, The International Socialist Organization and more!
This definitely looks like it is worth attending.
Hoping to see you tonight!