TCADP 2017 Annual Conference
The TCADP 2017 Annual Conference – a must-attend event for anyone interested in ending the death penalty in Texas – will take place at St. David’s Episcopal Church in downtown Austin on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Take advantage of pre-registration rates until February 8, 2017.
If you can’t join us for the full day, consider purchasing a ticket for our awards luncheon and keynote address by Brian Stolarz. Stolarz served as habeas corpus counsel to Alfred Dewayne Brown, who was exonerated in June 2015 after spending 10 years on Texas’ death row. Stolarz’s book about his relationship with Brown, Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race Against Time and Texas to Free an Innocent Man, is a Washington Post best-seller. Brown is the recipient of our 2017 Courage Award.
Here’s a preview of some of the workshop sessions we’ll be offering during the conference:
- The national death penalty landscape
- An in-depth look at wrongful convictions
- Mobilizing networks to create change
- Legislative advocacy
- The intersection of mental health and the criminal justice system
January 10: 85th Texas Legislature convenes. Stay tuned to TCADP for legislative updates.
January 16: TCADP will provide an information booth at the 24th Annual MLK Community Celebration in Austin at Huston-Tillotson University. The festival will take place from 11 AM to 3 PM. Email TCADP Communications Coordinator Vanessa Akins at Vanessa@tcadp.org if you would like to help with the booth.
January 16: TCADP members will march in the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Houston. For more information about the parade and celebration, please visit https://www.blackheritagesociety.org/.
January 24 and 25: Join the TCADP Lobby Corps as we deliver copies of the TCADP year-end report to all 180 legislative offices at the State Capitol. A brief orientation session will take place at 9:30 AM both mornings in the Capitol Extension. Email TCADP Executive Director Kristin Houle at email@example.com to volunteer.
February 18: TCADP 2017 Annual Conference; St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin; 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM