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Last Minute News on TCADP Annual Conference

Raising Our Voices for Abolition
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Annual Conference

Saturday, February 21, 2009
Schmidt-Jones Family Life Center First United Methodist Church
1300 Lavaca, Austin, TX 78701

Online Registration will close on Friday at Noon,

You are also welcome to register at the conference between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m., cash, check, and credit cards are accepted.

February 21st has been officially declared “Sara Hickman Day” by Austin Mayor Will Wynn, in honor of her work with TCADP on the “Music for Life” Tour and 13th at Lavaca in front of the Family Life Center is being renamed Sara Hickman Way for the day. So be sure to look for it upon your arrival to the conference!

Parking spaces should be readily available and free of charge in any one of the following locations:

  • In the multi-storied parking garage directly across 13 thStreet from the Methodist Family Life Center (MFLC).
  • In a fairly small parking lot behind the MFLC.
  • On the street in any available parking space near the Family Life Center. No parking meter fee is required on weekend days.
  • One Exception… Feel free to unload passengers with special needs or exhibitor/vendor materials using the clearly identified reserved space at the westernmost 13 th street entrance to the MFLC (there is a ramp from the street to the sidewalk.) However, once the passenger or materials are safely in the Center, please move your vehicle to one of the above mentioned spaces. Caterers of our delicious Mexican lunch will need that space!

**In order to be eligible to vote in the election of new TCADP Board members, your TCADP membership must be current. Check with the office by calling 512-441-1808 or to find out if your annual membership dues are current. You can renew your TCADP membershiponline or print out a membership form and mail it to TCADP. Thank you!

While at the TCADP Conference you will be able to visit with the following exhibitors:

  • The Texas After Violence Project
  • Methodist Federation for Social Action – Southwest Chapter
  • Democrats for Life
  • GRACE – Gulf Region Advocacy Center
  • Howard Guidry Support Group
  • National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation
  • Joan Cheever, author of Back from the Dead
  • Rev. Carroll Pickett, author of Within these Walls
  • David Atwood, author of Detour to Death Row
  • Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty – information and merchandise

Hope to See You There! Register online !