Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Upcoming TCADP events

April 4: Anthony Graves at Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston

April 26: Discussion and book signing with Alison Flowers in Fort Worth

April 30: “True Conviction” on PBS

Click here for more information on upcoming events.

Executions in 2018


April 25: Erick Davila
May 16: Juan Castillo
June 21: Clifton Williams
June 27: Danny Bible
July 17: Christopher Young


January 18: Anthony Shore
January 30: William Rayford
February 1: John Battaglia
March 27: Rosendo Rodriguez


February 22: Thomas Whitaker

Stop Abuse For Everyone

Hello from SAFE!  As you may know, SAFE recently launched the SAFEMen Pledge, which asks men to publicly commit to ending the cycle of violence.  The pledge has been a resounding success – nearly 250 people have signed, including City Councilman Greg Casar; businessmen Patrick Terry, Joah Spearman and Eugene Sepulveda; Rabbi Freedman; Reverend John Elford; Imam Mohamed-Umer Esmail; musician Bruce Robison; Constable Carlos Lopez; Police Chief Brian Manley, and many others.

To ensure that the pledge is more than just signatures, but rather that it instigates concrete change among the men in our community, we will hold a SAFEMen Forum.  During this community conversation, participants will have the opportunity to talk about what it means to be a man in our culture and how to counter sexual harassment and assault.

The SAFEMen Forum will be held on the morning of April 26, 2018, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin.

This is a complimentary forum, complete with a light breakfast.  We would be pleased to have you there and for you to invite your friends and colleagues to attend.  All are welcome. You can RSVP here or at the link below.


BOPA Recycling Report

Thanks to everyone who participated in the BOPA Recycling event on March 10. Special thanks to Trinity Church for allowing us to use their parking lot and to Jack Matlack and Tom McPherson for pulling the trailers.

Forty-four people recycled approximately 640 gallons of paint, 5 gallons of antifreeze, and 5 gallons of oil that was taken to the Hazardous Waste Center.

Kindertransport Performances

A modern classic about one woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past – brutally separated from her German Jewish parents at the age of 9 and brought to England with the promise of a new life…

Written by Diane Samuels and directed by Jim Lindsay, Kindertransport is produced cooperatively by Trinity Street Players and Austin Jewish Repertory Theatre April 7-29 with 8pm evening and 2pm matinee performances. Special Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day Performances with an Audience Pre-Show Talks at 7:30pm on April 11 & 12.

More information here.

One Human Race Workshop


iACT Hope Awards May 1

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

We are excited to announce

the 2018 Hope Awards Honorees:

Luci Baines Johnson

Imam Mohamed Umer Esmail

A great evening is planned including a conversation with Overheard‘s Evan Smith and Luci Baines Johnson. More event details, including how you can purchase tickets and sponsorships, can be found here.

iACT Red Bench

The Red Bench – Mental Health

Join us on Tuesday, May 29 for a courageous conversation on

the topic of Mental Health. The location for this event is still to be determined.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP


May 29, 2018

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm