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, October 26, 2022 at 7:30 PM Central Time when we will discuss Narrative Change: How Changing the Story Can Transform Society, Business, and Ourselves by Hans Hansen. Register here.
Bexar County District Attorney Candidate Debate
District Attorney (DA) elections in 2022 will impact criminal justice practices and use of the death penalty in Texas for years to come as voters in Bexar, Dallas, Fort Bend, and Tarrant counties, among others, choose their DAs. On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, the San Antonio Report – a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news outlet – will host a Bexar County District Attorney candidate debate. It will take place from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT in the McAllister Fine Arts Center, located on the San Antonio College campus at 1300 San Pedro Ave.
The event is free and open to the public; it will be live streamed, as well. Register here.
We will provide information on other relevant candidate events as it becomes available. As a 501(c)(3) organization, TCADP does not get involved in political campaigns or endorse candidates. We are strictly nonpartisan.
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 sentenced 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