TCADP invites your participation in the following meetings and events:
January 18: Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) and TCADP are hosting the San Antonio premiere of “The Last 40 Miles” at OLLU’s Chapel Auditorium (411 SW 24th Street). “The Last 40 Miles” is a thought-provoking animated short film that presents a man’s final journey from death row in Livingston to the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas, and his conversation with a compassionate guard along the way. A trailer of the film is available here.
After the film, we will engage in dialogue with filmmaker and journalist, Alex Hannaford, and TCADP Executive Director Kristin Houlé about the use of the death penalty and the criminal justice system in Texas, and the power of the arts and storytelling to inspire conversations about important social justice issues. The event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and is free and open to the public. For more information, view the event flyer here.
January 18: Friendship-West Baptist Church (2020 W Wheatland Road) will host a Dallas County District Attorney Candidate Forum at 6:30 PM in the choir room. Friendship-West, Alpha Phi Alpha, and the NAACP invite all to participate.
January 22: Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005) will host Anthony Graves for a reading and signing event of Infinite Hope, his new book. Infinite Hope is an argument against the death penalty through one man’s personal story. It is about a man enduring a life on death row year after year, when he knows that he is one hundred percent innocent and that his exoneration is unlikely. The event will begin at 6:00 PM. For more information, please visit http://www.brazosbookstore.com/event/anthony-graves-infinite-hope.
February 8, 2018: Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about the Texas documentary True Conviction.
True Conviction, filmed in Dallas, Texas, by documentary filmmaker Jamie Meltzer, explores the investigative and philanthropic work of the unlikeliest of teams: three Texas prison exonerees. Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey and Steven Phillips served more than sixty years combined in prison for crimes they did not commit. Their goal is to help wrongfully convicted prisoners obtain freedom like they did–through the emergence of DNA evidence or new information.
The screening will begin at 7:00 PM. Click here to purchase tickets.
February 17: The TCADP 2018 Annual Conference will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.
Click here to view our complete events calendar.