“Journey to Justice: A Speakers’ Tour Featuring Death Row Survivor Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon” will take place in the Metroplex from September 28 – October 2, 2014. Special guests will join Juan at select tour events.
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. 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. We are excited to bring his powerful message of faith, courage, and survival to the Metroplex this fall.
Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Fort Worth will kick things off on Sunday, September 28th at 2 pm (download a flier to share).
Here’s the full schedule of events:
Sunday, September 28th
2:00 to 4:00 PM: Presentation by Juan Melendez at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 3717 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76109. Sponsored by St. Andrew’s Peace and Justice Task Force. Free and open to the public.
Monday, September 29th
12:30 to 2:00 PM: Special luncheon with Juan Melendez. Open to all TCADP members and supporters in the Dallas area. Celebration Restaurant, 4503 W Lovers Lane, Dallas, Texas. Each participant will pay for his/her own lunch. RSVP to Kristin Houlé at email@example.com.
7:00 to 8:30 PM: Documentary screening and Q & A with Juan Melendez, Fellowship Hall at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, Texas 75235. Sponsored by Cathedral of Hope, Congregation de Latina, and Hope for Peace & Justice. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, September 30th
9:30 to 11:00 AM: Presentation by Juan Melendez at the UT-Arlington School of Social Work, Room 107, Building B of the Social Work complex. This event is open to students, faculty and staff at UTA.
7:00 to 8:30 PM: Presentation by Juan Melendez and former Montague County District Attorney Tim Cole, Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 1901 E. Peters Colony Rd, Carrollton, Texas. The event will take place in the sanctuary. Sponsored by Advocates for Peace and Justice (Holy Covenant’s Social Justice ministry), Center for Theological Activism, and North Texas Conference Board of Church and Society. Free and open to the public.
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Wednesday, October 1st
2:00 to 3:30 PM: Presentation by Juan Melendez and former Montague County District Attorney Tim Cole, McFadden Science Lecture Theatre, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas.
Thursday, October 2nd
3:00 to 4:30 PM: Presentation by Juan Melendez at the University of Texas-Dallas. The event will take place in the atrium of the Founders Building. Sponsored by John Marshall Pre-Law Society at UTD. Free and open to the public.
7:00 to 8:30 PM: Presentation by Juan Melendez at Oak Cliff United Methodist Church, 547 E Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75203. The event will take place in the sanctuary. Free and open to the public.
This tour is sponsored by the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP), with support from the Harold Simmons Foundation.
Contact TCADP Executive Director Kristin Houlé with questions about any of these events: 512-441-1808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.