Monday, May 19, 2008
Events in Texas
Tuesday May 20th in Austin 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sneak Preview of "At the Death House Door". Delia Perez Meyer, whose brother is on death row, is hosting the screening at her church. San Jose Catholic Church (South Austin off of Oltorf St.) 2435 Oak Crest Avenue CALL if you have questions: 512-302-6715
EVERYONE SUPPORTING THE WALK 4 LIFE/CAPITAL "X" PLEASE
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T-SHIRTS - WALK4LIFE 2008 SUPPORT BY ORDERING T-SHIRTS SEE RIGHT COLUMN or contact X or Katia at email@example.com
MAY 25th. Last 16 miles.
Starting on FM-973/S Lexington St about 9am
Continue to follow FM-973 7.3 miles
Turn right at FM-969 W3.9 miles
Continue on E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 3.9 miles (WHERE PEOPLE WILL MEET "X")
Turn left at I-35 N 0.6 miles
Turn right at E 11th St 0.6 miles
Turn left at Colorado St 328 feet Governor's Mansion. 16 miles 5 hours
May 25th - Austin. people will gather to walk the last miles of the Walk to the Governor mansion. We will be joined by Shujaa Graham exonerated death row prisoner and Bill Pelke murder victim family member of The
Journey of Hope.
May 26th - Austin. protest in front of the State Capitol.
May 30th - Houston. "Tour" in schools and hip hop venues to speak with kids. Organized by Dave Atwood and his people. May 31st - Huntsville - Vigil in front of the Death House. Time will be around 2pm.
June 1st Live on KDOL Radio Livingston, Texas
WATCH for more updates on this blog soon
Including NEW Walk 4 Life with Capital "X"
The Texas State Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will hold rallies, vigils and other events to publicize the Walk 4 Life - culminating in a protest outside the governor's mansion in Houston/coverage of executions.
The "Walk for Life" has received support from Amnesty International (also see Amnesty USA Blogs)for activism with a beat) and other abolitionist groups in the U.S. and Europe, including Senza Voce ("Voice of the Voiceless"), an Italian group that is co-planning the events in Texas.
"What Andre's doing is quite a feat," says Bill Pelke, co-founder of Journey of Hope, a national group that helps murder victims' families fight capital punishment. "It shows that people can change and do good things. I think he reaches an audience that isn't always reached by the movement."
Pelke, of Alaska, fought a well-publicized battle to get his grandmother's killer off death row in 1986. He joined Latallade for part of his walk near Washington, D.C. and will soon re-join the Walk in Dallas.
Latallade's walk -- he hopes to complete 35 miles a day over 54 days -- comes at a time when a record number of Americans are in prison. According to a study released by the Pew Center on the United States in February, more than one in 100 adults is now incarcerated, the highest number in U.S. history and a figure that tops every other nation in the world.
Posted by CN at 10:48 PM