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Annual Conference

TCADP is grateful to everyone who participated in the TCADP 2022 Annual Conference: Transforming Justice in Texas, which took place virtually on February 26, 2022 with participants from across Texas, other states, and even abroad! It was wonderful to see both new and familiar names on our screen, honor our incredible award recipients, and hear from special guest speakers. We particularly want to thank Rev. Dr. LaKeisha Cook, Denise Maes, and Barbara Keshen for sharing their insights with us during the panel discussion, which was masterfully moderated by Ellic Sahualla, Sister Helen Prejean for her stirring keynote address, and all of the incredible workshop presenters. You can find the conference program here.

Generous support for the conference was provided by the Judith Filler Foundation and the following conference sponsors:

Angelle Adams * Joellyn A. Champagne
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas and Fellowship Southwest
Dominican Sisters of Houston
EPF Media * Dr. Kimberly Harrison * Anne and Bob Michael
*Ana M. Otero * Rio Texas MFSA * Tammy Van Dunk * Michael Wong

Comments From Past Participants

“In a time of webinar and Zoom fatigue, it was one of the first conferences in a while that I stayed for the whole thing. It was good to hear from former death row persons.”

2021 Conference Participant

“The ZOOM/virtual format worked! Who would have thought it?! I felt very, very connected to the presenters, speakers and even to many of the participants…with our little chats to each other on the side. Thank you all for the work that went into making this successful from the participant’s standpoint.”

2021 Conference Participant

“Incredibly informative, I have never attended a conference and I am so grateful for this experience and efforts to abolish the death penalty.”

2020 Conference Participant

“Last year was awesome; this year was super awesome.”

2020 & 2019 Conference Participant

“Your work to make it so seamless made people connect in amazing ways. Those connections will last long after this event.”

2019 Conference Participant

“Initially, I didn’t know what to expect from a virtual conference. You all did a terrific job in making this as good as a face-to-face conference. The entire production was great!”

2021 Conference Participant

“I’m sending this note to thank you and TCADP for the informative conference today. I attended with my father who invited me. I knew very little about this issue before today and found the conference to be enlightening. The panel discussion, keynote and awards, and the workshops were interesting, thought provoking, and informative. The facility was very nice and comfortable, and the food was excellent. It was a well-organized and interesting day, and I appreciate all the work that you and your group did to make this happen.”

2020 Conference Participant

“This was the first TCADP conference I have attended, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. The truth is that I was quite impressed. It was well run, well staffed, and well attended.”

2019 Conference Participant