Attend Events

TCADP invites your participation in the following meetings and events:

On April 26th TCADP Executive Director, Kristin Houlé will join Marilyn Shankle-Grant at FUMC of Arlington’s Adovcates for Social Justice- Capital Punishment/Death Penalty Event. The event will include a look at the United Methodist position against the Death Penalty/Capital Punishment. The discussion will begin at 3PM and take place in the Banquet Room at FUMC of Arlington, 313 North Center Street. For more information, please visit

TCADP will resume the Bi-Monthly Luncheons on April 21st. This luncheon will focus on the current legislative session with updates and status reports from Lobby Corps members. The meeting will start at noon at The Egg & I-Northcross, 2525 W. Anderson Ln. Bldg 3, Austin, 78757. Please RSVP by filling out the registration form at or emailing

El Paso
El Pasoans Against the Death Penalty, a chapter of TCADP, meet on the last Tuesday of the month.  The next meeting will take place at 7 PM on April 28th at St. Pius X Church in the Pedro Maldonado Room (1050 North Clark Drive). For more information, please contact Pat Delgado at

Vigils for the April 15th, 23rd, and 28th executions will take place from  from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in front of the El Paso County Courthouse, 500 E. San Antonio (downtown, between Mesa and Campbell Streets).

Prayer vigils are held in several parishes to pray for those on death row awaiting execution, their families, the victims and their families, all involved in executions and for an end to the death penalty. The vigils are bilinguals and are held once a month when there are executions scheduled.

At this time, the following parishes have confirmed vigils for April. Please check parish bulletin, or contact the church directly for more information:

  • Saint Patrick Cathedral Chapel (Arizona at Mesa), 6-6:30 PM, April 7th
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Ysleta Mission (Almameda at Zargoza), 6:-6:30 PM, April 7th
  • Christ the Savior Parish, Daily Mass Chapel, 5301 Wadsworth Ave., 6:00-6:30 PM, April 9th
  • St. Francis of Assisi, 5750 Doniphan Dr., 6 PM, April 17th

Fort Worth
TCADP will host a luncheon on Monday, April 27th for all members and supporters in Tarrant County. During the luncheon, TCADP Executive Director Kristin Houlé will provide an update on the current legislative session and other organizational initiatives. The luncheon will take place from 12 to 1:30 PM at The Egg & I-Northcross, 8424 Lakewood Hill Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76137 (the restaurant provides many lunch options for $10/person). Please RSVP by emailing TCADP Board Member Rev. Jeff Hood at or Kristin at

TCADP’s Houston Chapter meets every other month on the 1st Tuesday of the month, starting in January.  All meetings will take place at 7 PM at Central Market, 3815 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77027.

The next chapter meeting will occur on May 5th. TCADP Executive Director Kristin Houlé will give an update on the current legislative session and discuss TCADP’s future plans.

The Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center at Texas Tech University will host death row exonoree Juan Melendez on Wednesday, April 22nd from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Mesa Room of the Student Union Building (Second Floor).  Juan Melendez spent 17 years, 8 months, and 1 day on Florida’s death row for a crime he did not commit. He was exonerated Juan Melendez in Rio Grande Valleyand released on January 3, 2002. A native of Puerto Rico, Juan has shared his extraordinary story about the injustices of the death penalty with tens of thousands of people throughout the world and across Texas.

Juan’s trip to Lubbock is co-sponsored by TCADP and Witness to Innocence.  Other events that week will be posted soon.

Call 832-693-5710 for additional information about this program.

Contact information for local leaders is available on the Work Locally page.

If you have participated in an event on behalf of TCADP, please complete an Event Report Form for our records.  Thank you!



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