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.
TCADP Book Group
The TCADP Book Group meets every six to eight 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). Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 7:30 PM Central Time, when we will discuss Corrections in Ink by Keri Blakinger. Keri will join us that evening! Register here.
Keri has arranged for people to purchase books that will be mailed to individuals in prison. If you would like to donate copies, you can do so here: https://800ceoread.com/coupons/redeem/donationcorrectionsinink.
On Wednesday, June 22 2022 at 6 PM CT, TCADP and the Innocence Project of Texas will co-host a virtual event featuring Chris Fabricant, an attorney with the Innocence Project and author of Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System (a recent TCADP book group selection). Join at this Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85904353453.
Join TCADP staff and DFW-area TCADP Board Members for an informal gathering in Dallas on Thursday, July 14, 2022! We will meet at Steam Theory Brewing from 5:00 to 7:00 PM (340 Singleton Blvd, Suite 100; Dallas, TX 75212). This will be a great opportunity to meet other TCADP supporters in the region and discuss local efforts to end the death penalty. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to give us an idea of how many people to expect.
BookPeople in Austin will host Chris Fabricant, an attorney with the Innocence Project and author of Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System, on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public; no ticket is required. Details here.
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.
Past TCADP Book Group Selections
Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System by M. Chris Fabricant
A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays by Marc Bookman
Reflections on the Guillotine by Albert Camus
The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton
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
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
End of Its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice by Brandon Garrett
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
The Guardians by John Grisham
Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam