We hope you had a wonderful holiday! We wanted to make sure you were aware of these upcoming opportunities for engagement in the North Texas area during January and February. We hope to see you soon.
Dallas: Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and March – January 18
The march will begin promptly Saturday, January 18 at 10:00am at Dallas City Hall and end at Fair Park. We welcome all to join us and march behind the TCADP banner. Please begin gathering at 9:00am at the big bronze sculpture (a Henry Moore) in front of city hall plaza. For more information, or if you have trouble finding the group, contact David Noblin at 214-802-9706(cell). Look for the TCADP banner.
Fort Worth: Storytelling Circle with Families of the Executed – January 18
The Texas After Violence Project will host a special event: “Maybe he is speaking through me…” Listening to Families of Executed Texans – a Storytelling Circle in Fort Worth.
- Derrek and Keith Brooks, sons of Charlie Brooks, Jr. executed on December 7, 1982
- Stanley Allridge, brother of Ronald and James Allridge executed on June 8, 1995 and August 26, 2004 respectively
- Opening remarks by Bob Ray Sanders, columnist at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
- Circle keeper – Estrus Tucker, TCADP Board Vice-President
- Select clips from the Texas After Violence Project oral history archive
January 18, 4:00-7:00pm
Tarrant County College, Trinity Campus, Trinity Building
Room Connect: TRTR 4102 on the 4th floor
Hosted by the Texas After Violence Project with support from the Craig and Kathryn Hall Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Amnesty International, and Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights.
Looking for Possible Venues
TCADP is interested in hosting Bilingual TCADP Presentations & Conversations in Fort Worth and Tarrant County in Jan & Feb. Simple format can be a 75 minute agenda: 15 mins informal gathering/meet & greet; 30 minute audio visual; a 30 minute blend of Q & A, membership appeal & conference promotion & closing summary. To book a presentation, please contact the TCADP office at 512-441-1808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denton: “Incendiary” Film Screening on January 30
Described as “equal parts murder mystery, forensic investigation and political drama,” the documentary film “Incendiary” focuses on the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed by the State of Texas in 2004. At least nine fire experts have questioned the evidence used to convict him of arson, and the case created quite a stir within the Texas Forensic Science Commission. We invite you to attend this free showing January 30, 6:00 PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Bell Ave., Denton, TX 76209.
North Texas Clergy: Prayer Breakfasts to be hosted in Fort Worth and Dallas
On February 22, TCADP will be hosting our Annual Conference at University Christian Church in Fort Worth. In anticipation of this event and believing in the power of prayerful community, TCADP Board Member Rev. Jeff Hood has organized prayer breakfasts in Dallas and Fort Worth to facilitate fellowship amongst faith leaders concerned about the death penalty, to hear the voices of local leaders of this effort and to offer prayers for abolishment.
The TCADP Dallas Prayer Breakfast will take place at the Cathedral of Hope – 5910 Cedar Springs, Dallas,75235 on February 11 at 9am. The TCADP Fort Worth Prayer Breakfast will take place at Bread Fellowship – 2902 Race St. # 116, Fort Worth, 76111 on February 12 at 9am.
18: RESCHEDULED DECEMBER EVENT – “Listening to Families of Executed Texans – a Storytelling Circle in Fort Worth” Co-sponsored event with Texas After Violence Project, at the Tarrant County College Trinity Campus TRTR 4102, from 4 PM to 7 PM, Ft. Worth;
18: Dallas Martin Luther King Jr. March and Parade, Dallas City Hall 10:00am
21: Dallas Chapter Meeting, Cathedral of Hope in room CLC 196 at 6:30pm; email@example.com
22: Scheduled execution of Edgar Tamayo Urgent Action! Vigil Locations
30: “Incendiary” Film Screening, 6:00 PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Bell Ave., Denton, TX 76209
31: Last day to book Block Rate Hotel rooms for TCADP Annual Conference
1 Last Day to Receive TCADP Annual Conference Advance Registration rates
11: Dallas Prayer Breakfast on the Death Penalty; 9:00 – 10:30 AM; Cathedral of Hope; 5910 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, Texas
12: Fort Worth Prayer Breakfast on the Death Penalty; 9:00 – 10:30 AM; Bread Fellowship; 2902 Race Street #116, Fort Worth, Texas