Attend Events

TCADP is pleased to offer virtual programs as well as in-person events like our Annual Conference. See below for details on upcoming and past events, as well as events hosted by partner organizations.

Upcoming Events

TCADP Annual Conference
The TCADP 2024 Annual Conference: Creating Conscious Communities will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Martin University Center on the campus of Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. 

The conference is the cornerstone of TCADP’s statewide membership engagement efforts. It features a panel discussion, keynote address, and the presentation of awards to individuals who have played a significant role in stopping executions and educating the public and elected officials about the death penalty. We will provide two sets of workshop sessions on a variety of topics. Learn more!

Amplify Austin 2024
Amplify Austin, a 24-hour online event that raises critical funds for hundreds of non-profit organizations in central Texas, including TCADP, will take place from 6 PM CT on Wednesday, March 6 to 6 PM CT on Thursday, March 7, 2024. You don’t have to live in Austin (or the United States) to participate. Donations to TCADP are welcome any time during the 24-hour giving period. Thank you for your support!

Local political conventions
County/Senate District political conventions will take place throughout Texas on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Check with your local parties for details. If you plan to attend and would be interested in taking materials on the death penalty or sponsoring a resolution, let us know! To volunteer at a convention in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, email TCADP Deputy Director Tiara Cooper at Tcooper@tcadp.org. For conventions elsewhere in Texas, email TCADP Executive Director Kristin Cuellar at Kristin@tcadp.org

Texas UU Justice Ministry
Texas UU Justice Ministry (TXUUJM), an Organizational Affiliate of TCADP, will holds its annual gathering from 9:30am – 4:30pm CDT on Saturday, March 23, 2024, in Dallas. Tiara will be in attendance to share information on the death penalty. Details and registration here.

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 selection is Chain Gang All Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. We will meet on Zoom on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM CT to discuss this. Register here. (Note: We understand this book contains a great deal of violent imagery, so it may not be suitable for all readers.)

Past Events

Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction: The Case of Charles Don Flores
Did you know someone can be convicted and sentenced to death without any evidence linking them to the crime scene? That’s what happened to Charles Don Flores, who has spent more than 20 years on death row for a crime he maintains he did not commit. 

On June 8, 2023, TCADP, with support from local and national partners, hosted Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction: The Case of Charles Don Flores in DeSoto, Texas. During the community forum, attendees heard from these speakers:

  • Christopher Scott, a Dallas County exoneree
  • Gretchen Sween, Flores’s appellate attorney
  • Dr. John Wixted, an expert on memory and eyewitness identification

You can watch the live stream of the event here: https://www.facebook.com/cdf999299/videos. (This was recorded by a friend of Charles Flores who traveled from Colorado to be there!)

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 his sentence was reduced. He was paroled in 2020. 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