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October 19, 2007

2007.10.19: TONITE OCT. 19: A Broken System Cying Out for Justice

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 11:26 am

From: Rebecca L Kurti
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 11:26 AM
To: 1199 Members
Subject: TONITE OCT. 19: A Broken System Cying Out for Justice

The Campaign to End the Death Penalty presents



In conjunction with Amnesty International’ s “National Weekend of

Faith against the Death Penalty”

Oct. 19, 2007

7:00 pm

St. Mary’s Church, Harlem

521 West 126th Street

New York, NY 10027


Barbara Becnel

* co-author of books with Stanley “Tookie” Williams, and witness to

his execution; member of board of directors of Campaign to End the

Death Penalty

Rev. Earl Kooperkamp

* rector at St. Mary’s Church in Harlem ; long-time activist against

war and for prison reform

Yusef Salaam

* one of the “Central Park Five,” five African-American youth

wrongfully convicted in the Central Park Jogger case; member of the

Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Harlem

Harold Wilson

* exonerated from Pennsylvania Death Row in 2005 on DNA evidence,

after spending 17 years in jail for crimes he did not commit

Something is wrong.

What can we do?

The first step to action is awareness.

Come and hear these voices and together let’s fight for justice.

The U.S. is the only industrialized country that still uses the death

penalty. It incarcerates more of its population that any other in the

world. In some states more money is spent on prisons than higher


One out of three black men can expect to go to prison in their


National endorsing organizations: Amnesty International USA, Murder

Victims Families for Human Rights, National Coalition to Abolish the

Death Penalty (NCADP), Stanley Tookie Williams Legacy Network

For more information: 718-964-7875 /

benhmong@yahoo. com


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