Attend Events

TCADP invites your participation in the following meetings and events:

Austin
University United Methodist Church (2409 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX) will host an event with Shane Claiborne on Thursday, September 29th at 7:00 PM. Shane will be discussing his latest book, Executing Grace. Throughout the book, Shane offers a powerful and persuasive appeal for the abolition of the death penalty.  Shane tells stories of horrific pain and heroic grace.  He interviews victims of violent crimes, survivors of death row, lawyers, experts, and even an executioner.


A book study of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson will be offered this October at Tarrytown UMC. This book is a powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice. The dates are as follows:

Mondays, October 3, 17, 24
7:00-8:00 PM
Tarrytown UMC
Led by Pastor Cathy Stone and Rachel Wright
Sign up by emailing rwright@tumc.church.


The Restorative Justice Coalition of Central Texas will screen the film Meeting with a Killer on Tuesday, October 25th at Alamo Drafthouse- South Lamar (1120 S Lamar Blvd). The film is A Restorative Justice Victim-Offender Dialogue between a killer and two of his victim’s family members. The film features Ellen Halbert and former TCADP Board Member Linda White and TCADP member Ami White. A panel discussion will follow the screening. The event will take place from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. You can purchase tickets for $10 at the door or through Eventbrite. For more information, you can view the event flier here.


TCADP’s Annual conference will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at  St. David’s Episcopal Church (301 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701). Please click here for more information.

 

Dallas/Fort Worth
As a part of their Common Reading Program, Southern Methodist University will host Bryan Stevenson on Thursday, October 13th at McFarlin Auditorium (6405 Boaz Ln, Dallas, TX 75205). The event is free and will begin at 4:30 PM. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/2d7kjbl.


TCADP North Texas Outreach Coordinator, Jason Redick, will have an information table at The 2016 SBC21 National Prison Summit on Mass Incarceration. The Summit takes place from Thursday, October 27th to Saturday, October 29th at Concord Church Dallas (6808 Pastor Bailey Dr, Dallas, TX 75237). For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/2dpmAOH.


Starting Friday, October 28th, the film An Eye for an Eye will begin screening at AMC Grapevine Mills 30 Grapevine Mills (3150 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051). From 2004 and for the next 7 years, filmmaker Ilan Ziv met and befriended Mark Stroman on Texas’ infamous Death Row, where he had been since his capital murder conviction in 2002.

An Eye for an Eye is the record of a riveting human drama of revenge, change and forgiveness, and of the surprising friendship that developed between the Israeli born filmmaker and Mark Stroman, who by his own admission, had never travelled beyond Dallas let alone Texas. Learn more about the film, by visiting http://bit.ly/2d7pojN.

 

Houston
Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005) will host Brian W. Stolarz, author of Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race Against Time and Texas to Free an Innocent Man on Wednesday, October 26th at 7:00 PM.

Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race Against Time and Texas to Free an Innocent Man tells the story of Alfred Dewayne Brown, a man who spent over twelve years in prison (ten of them on Texas infamous Death Row) for a high-profile crime he did not commit, and his lawyer, Brian Stolarz, who dedicated his career and life to secure his freedom. The book chronicles Brown’s extraordinary journey to freedom against very long odds, overcoming unscrupulous prosecutors, corrupt police, inadequate defense counsel, and a broken criminal justice system. The book examines how a lawyer-client relationship turned into one of brotherhood. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/2d5PTGI. 

Brian Stolarz is also a Texas Defender Service Board Member and he is donating all pre-publication sale proceeds of his book to TDS. Pre-order your copy of Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race Against Time and Texas to Free an Innocent Man and help support TDS, by visiting http://texasdefender.org/.


Starting Friday, October 28th, the film An Eye for an Eye will begin screening at AMC Studio 30 (2949 Dunvale Rd, Houston, TX 77063). From 2004 and for the next 7 years, filmmaker Ilan Ziv met and befriended Mark Stroman on Texas’ infamous Death Row, where he had been since his capital murder conviction in 2002.

An Eye for an Eye is the record of a riveting human drama of revenge, change and forgiveness, and of the surprising friendship that developed between the Israeli born filmmaker and Mark Stroman, who by his own admission, had never travelled beyond Dallas let alone Texas. Learn more about the film, by visiting http://bit.ly/2d7pojN.

 

San Antonio
On Tuesday, October 4th, TCADP will host an organizing meeting from 6:30PM to 7:30PM in the Labyrinth Room at Travis Park United Methodist Church (230 E Travis St, San Antonio, TX 78205). Join us to learn more about TCADP’s current initiatives, plan future activities and public education events, and meet other members in the area. Free parking is available in all city parking facilities.  To RSVP, please contact Vanessa at vanessa@tcadp.org.

 

National
Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation will host their 2016 Annual Conference on Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd. The conference will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport (5265 International Blvd., North Charleston, SC 29418). This year’s theme will be “MVFR at 40: Still Caring, Connecting, and Collaborating to End the Death Penalty.” To learn more about the conference and registration, please visit http://www.mvfr.org/mvfr_2016_annual_confer.