TCADP is pleased to offer virtual events and programs as well as in-person events. See below for details on upcoming and past events, as well as events hosted by partner organizations.
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). Join us for a discussion of That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row by Jarvis Jay Masters on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 7:30 PM CT. Register here!
Maurice Chammah, the author of Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty and TCADP 2022 Media Award recipient, will appear at the Fort Worth Public Library – East Regional (6301 Bridge St., Fort Worth 76112) on Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. A Q&A session and book signing will follow the presentation. Attendees also are welcome to join the presentation via Zoom. Details here.
TCADP Annual Conference: 25 Years of Igniting Change
Saturday, February 25, 2023 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time (registration will open at 9 AM; the program will begin at 10 AM) |
St. David’s Episcopal Church, 301 E. 8th St., Austin, TX 78701 | Register here!
Join TCADP for our Annual Conference: 25 Years of Igniting Change! Our signature gathering will return as in-person event in 2023 and will include a panel discussion, a keynote address by Anthony Graves and awards luncheon, and breakout sessions on a variety of topics.
More program details and award recipients will be announced soon!
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
Notes on an Execution: A Novel by Danya Kukafka
Corrections in Ink by Keri Blakinger
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