Community Education Events

THE TEXAS DEATH PENALTY: FROM SHAKA SANKOFA TO RODNEY REED

Date: November 2, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

A panel will discuss the Texas death penalty, with a focus on wrongful convictions and executions. Panelists include Jim Harrington of the Texas Civil Rights Project; Sandra Reed, the mother of Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed; and Darby Tillis, former Illinois death row prisoner

The event is part of Texas Abolition Weekend, the 12th Annual Convention of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, which will include a march on Saturday at 2 pm starting at the south steps of the Texas Capitol.

There is more information online, or contact cedp@nodeathpenalty.org.

Location: 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Road, Austin, 78723

 

MEXICAN POLITICAL ASYLUM: FROM VICTIMS TO ACTIVISTSDate: November 8, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Carlos Spector, a leading immigration attorney specializing in Mexican political asylum cases, will discuss the causes of violence in Mexico as well as the U.S. government’s rationale for denying Mexican asylum claims. Spector will be joined by 32-year old Juan Fraire Escobedo, son of Marisela Escobedo, a human-rights activist who was murdered in Mexico while advocating for judicial reform. Escobedo, who has applied for political asylum in the United States, will discuss his family’s continuing fight for justice and what can be done to end the political repression and violence in his country.

For more information, contact Alejandra Spector, mexenex@gmail.com.

Location: 5604 Manor, Austin, 78723 – 5604manor.org

 

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