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TCADP’s bi-monthly luncheon will take place on Wednesday, September 24th from 12:00 to 1:30 PM at The Egg & I (2525 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757).  TCADP Board Member Les Breeding will share stories from his days as a legislative staffer at the State Capitol and how he became involved with anti-death penalty efforts in his hometown of Amarillo. RSVP to

College Station
“Personal encounters with the Texas death penalty: The true stories of death row exonoree Anthony Graves and murder victim survivor Jan Brown” will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Center (603 Church Av., College Station TX 77840) on Thursday, September 25th at 6:30 PM in the Activity Center. Sponsored by St. Mary’s Aggies Promoting Life (SMAPL), TCADP, and the Anthony Graves Foundation. Contact Clotilde Pichon at 979-846-5717 or with questions.

TCADP’s next bi-monthly luncheon will take place on Tuesday, September 9th at noon at Margaux’s Bridge Bistro (921 N Riverfront Blvd., Dallas 75207). Questions?  Contact Rev. Jeff Hood at

El Paso
TCADP’s El Paso Chapter – El Pasoans Against the Death Penalty (EPADP) – will meet on Tuesday, August 26, 7:00 pm in the San Pedro de Jesus Maldonado Room of St. Pius X Church (1015 N. Clark Street). We will discuss our outreach plans for the fall. Contact Pat Delgado with questions at

Fort Worth
“Journey to Justice: A Speakers’ Tour Featuring Death Row Survivor Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon” will visit Saint Andrew Catholic Church (3717 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76109) on Sunday, September 28th at 2 pm in the parish hall.

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 and released on January 3, 2002.  At the time of his release, the State of Florida sent Juan into the free world with a pair of pants, a shirt, and $100.

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.  He will bring his powerful message of faith, courage, and survival to the Metroplex from September 28 – October 2, 2014 as part of a tour sponsored by TCADP.

The presentation is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Task Force. Light snacks will be furnished. Call 817-927-5383 with any questions.  Download the flier to share with friends in the area.

More details on other events taking place in the Metroplex coming soon!

The 2014 Civil Rights Conference will take place on Saturday, September 20th at Texas Southern University.  There will be a Criminal Justice Workshop in the afternoon.

Join us for the next installment of our bi-monthly Fair & Just Lunch Series on Tuesday, September 30th from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at St. Anne’s Catholic Church (2140 Westheimer Road). Meet other supporters in the area and hear from TCADP member Julie Caso, who will share her story of how she became involved in the case of Milton Mathis and her experience of witnessing his execution by the State of Texas on June 21, 2011.   As Julie says, “Mine truly is a story of going through life and the death penalty comes out of nowhere and changes me forever.” RSVP and order lunch from Jason’s Deli.

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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