TCADP invites you to attend the following events:
“REMEDY: An Art Show and Fundraiser” will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the DORF Gallery, 5701 Lewood Drive, Austin, TX 78745. This event will start at 7:00 pm, with the poetry reading beginning at 8:00 pm.
Join us for an art show and auction showcasing pieces by artists on Texas’s Death Row. Proceeds from the auction will benefit TCADP. The event is sponsored by Bat City Review (BCR), an arts and literary magazine run out of the University of Texas at Austin. In the tradition of artists supporting artists, BCR has put together a zine of poetry from emerging to established writers who want to lend their work and their voices to this cause. There will be a short poetry reading during the event, with the zines available for purchase as donations to TCADP.
A special screening of “Where There is Darkness” will take place on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Cinemark 19 (1030 Grand Parkway; Katy, Texas 77494); tickets are $15.00. This new documentary film tells the story of a Catholic priest who was murdered in 2016 in Georgia. The death penalty was sought for his murderer, but it was found among Father Rene Robert’s papers that he had signed a Declaration of Life 20 years earlier. In the Declaration, he stated that if he were ever murdered, he did not want his murderer to receive the death penalty. Purchase tickets.
Join St. Gabriel the Archangel’s Ministry to the Imprisoned for a special Lenten event, “From Death into Life,” on Monday, April 1 at 7:00 PM. Father Neil Kookoothe, pastor of St. Clarence Church in North Olmsted, Ohio will speak along with death row exoneree, Joe D’Ambrosio. Fr. Kookoothe met Joe in 1998 while serving as a spiritual adviser to men on Ohio’s death row. After Joe asked him to review his case, Fr. Kookoothe began to question some of the evidence that had led to Joe’s conviction and eventually discovered pertinent information that had been suppressed. After more than 20 years on death row, Joe became the 6th death row exoneree in Ohio.
This event will take place at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community, 110 St. Gabriel Way, McKinney, Texas 75071.
TCADP’s San Antonio Chapter will meet on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the Oblate School of Theology, Building 4 of the Oblate Renewal Center (285 Oblate Drive). Contact coordinator Mardi Baron at email@example.com for details.
Join TCADP and the Source of Light (SoL) Center for a free screening of “Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2” on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 7 to 9 PM at University Presbyterian Church (300 Bushnell Ave, San Antonio, 78212). This powerful documentary from filmmaker Florent Vassault features Lindy Lou, who served on a capital jury in Mississippi 20 years ago. The jury’s decision to sentence the defendant to death had a profound impact on her. In the film, she attempts to track down other jurors to discuss their experience in the aftermath of the trial.
After the screening, there will be a discussion with TCADP Executive Director Kristin Houle and former Bexar County District Attorney Sam Millsap. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series: http://www.pbs.org/pov/. Register by April 2.
TCADP North Texas Outreach Coordinator Jim Webner will present the latest death penalty developments to the Northeast Tarrant Democrats on Thursday, March 21 from 6:00-8:30 PM, 609 Colts Neck Court, Colleyville 76034.