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4/8: "I Am Troy Davis" w/author Jen Marlowe & Kimberly Davis

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4/8: "I Am Troy Davis" w/author Jen Marlowe & Kimberly Davis

  • Woodland Park PC 225 N 70th Street Seattle, WA 98103 USA (map)

I AM TROY DAVIS: The Human Impact of the Death Penalty
 
On September 21, 2011, Troy Davis was executed by the State of Georgia, despite a compelling case of innocence. Troy's execution was protested by hundreds of thousands around the globe, and 51 members of Congress, Pope Benedict XVI and President Jimmy Carter all appealed for clemency.  How did one man capture the world's imagination and become the iconic face for the campaign to end the death penalty?
 
Troy's sister Kimberly Davis and I Am Troy Davis co-author Jen Marlowe will share stories of the Davis's family two-decade struggle to prove Troy's innocence, and reveal the human impact of capital punishment. Davis, Marlowe, and other participants will read from I Am Troy Davis  and discuss how Troy's case continues to galvanize the fight to abolish the death penalty, looking also at the struggle here in Washington State.
Book signing to follow
 
Participants include:
Jen Marlowe, author, I Am Troy Davis
Kimberly Davis, sister of Troy Davis
Jesse Hagopian, teacher, Garfield High School
Gerald Hankerson, president of Seattle and WA State NAACP
Brynn Smith, Outreach Coordinator, ACLU of Washington
Mary Paterson, Organizer, No New Jim Crow-Seattle
 
Appetizers will be served. Event is free and open to the public
 
Sponsored by:  ACLU-WA, Elliott Bay Books, Faith Action Network, FOR-Seattle,  NAACP Seattle, Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Woodland Park Presbyterian.