Witness to Innocence in Austin

Witness to Innocence:  Stories from Death Row

Tuesday, October 18  – 7:00pm
First UMC Family Life Center (Northwest corner of 13th & Lavaca)

The General Board of Church & Society of the United Methodist Church and Witness to Innocence (www.witnesstoinnocence.org) are co-sponsoring death penalty events across the country in the next several months to engage communities in the debate about the death penalty in America.  One of those events will take place right here in Austin on Tuesday, October18, at the First UMC Family Life Center.  Four death row exonerees will tell their stories and talk about their experiences in the criminal justice system in our country.  These members of Witness to Innocence bring a powerful voice to the discussion about abolition like no one else can.  This program represents an exciting new partnership between United Methodists and Witness to Innocence that can help the church transform and save lives.  The speakers, all professionally trained storytellers, will share their journeys from death row to freedom.  The General Board of Church & Society of the United Methodist Church, along with local communities of Christians, Jews, Buddhists, and Friends, invite interested persons to gather for this meaningful program.  Light snacks will be served. The event is free and open to the public.  Free parking is available in the parking garage across from the event.

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