TCADP is pleased to offer virtual events and programs as well as select in-person events. See below for details on upcoming and past events, as well as events hosted by partner organizations.
World Day Against the Death Penalty
TCADP members in El Paso will host “An Interfaith Bilingual Vigil Against the Death Penalty” to celebrate World Day Against the Death Penalty on Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM Mountain Time. Please bring a chair to Memorial Park on Grant Avenue (the lower road through the park, near the rock wall arch) and enter the park from Copia or Copper. You can learn more about World Day Against the Death Penalty here. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Delgado at 915-740-3962 or email@example.com.
TCADP Book Group
The TCADP Book Group meets every six weeks on Zoom and reads a mix of fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs (see below for a list of everything we’ve read to date). When possible, we invite the authors to join us. Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM CT, when we will discuss The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton.
Register here. You will receive a link for the Zoom meeting that morning.
Exhibit: The Arts of Oppression
The Pollock Gallery at Southern Methodist University in Dallas has partnered with Miles of Freedom, a nonprofit led by exoneree Richard Miles, to host The Arts of Oppression, an exhibit and auction of more than 180 works by people currently or formerly in prison. The exhibit will run from September 11 through October 30, 2021. Proceeds from sales of the artwork will benefit the featured artists and Miles of Freedom, which equips, empowers, and employs individuals returning home from prison and provide support and assistance for families and communities impacted by incarceration. A public opening reception will be held Saturday, September 11 from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Bilingual panel discussion: “The Years of Fierro”
On May 12, 2021, EPF Media, TCADP, and Witness to Innocence hosted a special panel discussion related to the documentary film, “The Years of Fierro,” and the case of César Fierro, who spent four decades on Texas’s death row before he was paroled one year ago. Throughout his ordeal, César maintained his innocence of the crime for which he was convicted in El Paso in 1980. The panel was conducted in English and Spanish and featured the filmmaker, Santiago Esteinou, two of César’s attorneys, Sandra Babcock and Dick Burr, and César himself. Watch and share the recording.
TCADP Book Group Selections (in reverse order of when we read them)
River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey by Sister Helen Prejean
Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty by Maurice Chammah
Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
End of Its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice by Brandon Garrett
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
The Guardians by John Grisham