03 December 2010 ~ Comments Off

December 2010 Alert

In this Issue:
Scheduled Executions
TCADP 2011 Award Winners
Support TCADP
Dead Man Walking Opera – Religious Leaders Dialogue
NCADP Conference
Cities for Life
Calendar of Events

Scheduled Executions

No further executions are scheduled for 2010. The following execution is scheduled for next month:

January 11: Cleve Foster

Support TCADP efforts to Stop Executions.

TCADP 2011 Conference Award Winners

TCADP is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2011 Courage, Media, and Appreciation Awards, which will be presented at the 2011 TCADP Annual Conference on February 19, 2011 in Austin.

Courage:  Anthony Graves and his family
Media:  Pamela Colloff, Texas Monthly
Appreciation:  Jim and Sherry Coombes; Marj Loehlin; Dennis Longmire
Founder’s Award:  Reverend Carroll Pickett

Read more about the award winners.

Purchase a program ad congratulating the award winners or sign up to exhibit at the conference.

Register for the conference and book your hotel room today!

Remember TCADP in your year-end giving!

Check your mailboxes later this week for TCADP’s year-end appeal, which includes reflections on the past year and a sense of what’s on the horizon. We are grateful for the contributions that so many of you have made already this year and ask for your additional support so that TCADP can continue to build momentum for repeal. Save a stamp by making an end-of-the-year, tax-deductible donation today using our secure online system! Thank you for your support and generosity!

Dead Man Walking Opera – Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty
On Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 7:30 PM, a panel of Houston’s religious leaders will participate in “The Dialogue of Religious Leaders on the Death Penalty” at the Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall in downtown Houston.  This unprecedented event precedes the Houston Grand Opera’s performances of the award-winning Dead Man Walking Opera from January 22- February 7, 2011.

Please join us for this special event aimed at heightening awareness of death penalty issues in Houston and starting the conversation that moves us forward.  RSVP Today!

NCADP 2011 Annual Conference
Training for the Long Run: Building Momentum for Repeal, Chicago, January 13 -16, 2011

Do the math:
One of the world’s premier abolition conference + One of the world’s premier cities =
NCADP 2011 Annual Conference in Chicago

There’s still time to register. ACT NOW! Groups of eight or more receive $45 off of each registration.

El Paso, Austin Participate in “Cities for Life”
On November 30, abolitionists in Austin and El Paso organized activities in commemoration of Cities for Life Day. The Cities for Life campaign, an annual initiative sponsored by the Community of Sant’Egidio, commemorates the first abolition of the death penalty by a European state. In 1786, Peter Leopold Joseph declared the end of the death penalty in his Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

To celebrate this historic event, more than 1,300 cities and towns around the world illuminated a well-known monument, such as the Plaza de Santa Ana in Madrid and the Colosseum in Rome, to show their support for the end of the death penalty throughout the world.

El Pasoans Against the Death Penalty lit the Franklin Mountain Star. Members of Pax Christi Austin prayed a Rosary at St. Mary Cathedral for an end to state-sponsored executions.

Calendar of Events

December

4 TCADP Dallas Chapter holiday card signing for death row inmates with Amnesty International and Students for a Better Society at SMU Dallas, dallas@tcadp.org
5 TCADP Odessa Chapter meeting, 4:00 PM, odessa@tcadp.org
7 Anniversary of the resumption of executions in Texas in 1982.
10 International Human Rights Day
13 Release of TCADP Annual Report
20 TCADP El Paso Chapter meeting, St. Pius X Catholic Church, 6:30-7:30 PM in the Juan Diego Room, elpaso@tcadp.org
31 Last day to make a year-end, tax-deductible donation to TCADP – donate today!

January

2 TCADP Odessa Chapter meeting – 4:00pm
11 Scheduled execution – Cleve Foster
13-16 NCADP Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, www.ncadp.org
17 TCADP El Paso Chapter meeting, 6:30pm, elpaso@tcadp.org
18 Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty, Houston, 7:30 PM, More details and RSVP.

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