Note: Since execution dates often change, please check the media for updates
or feel free to communicate with the vigil/protest contacts listed.
DAYTONA BEACH/ORMOND BEACH/PALM COAST: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church: Governor Rick Scott has signed a Death Warrant for the execution of Darius Kimbrough to take place on Tuesday, November 12 at 6pm. We will be traveling to Starke to pray for darius Kimbrough and his victims on Tuesday, November 12. Our bus leaves at 2:30PM. Our prayerful presence makes the statement that all killing is wrong and the State of Florida does not kill in our name. We encourage all, no matter their personal feelings about capital punishment, to join us as believers in the sanctity of all life. If you would like to join us, please call the parish office 386.255.0433 or Contact: Office of Advocacy and Justice, (407) 246-4819, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about what we as Catholics teach about the death penalty, please visit: http://www.usccb.org/deathpenalty. Please pack a snack.
2:30 PM - Bus leaves parking lot Our Lady of Lourdes, 201 University Blvd, Daytona Beach.
3:00 PM - Bus Pick up at Destination Daytona, 1635 U.S. Highway 1, Ormond Beach.
3:30 PM - Bus Pick up at WinnDixie on SR 100 in Palm Coast, just off of I95.
GAINESVILLE – CARPOOL TO PRISON VIGIL: EXECUTION TUES NOV 12: Governor Scott & the State of Florida are planning to execute Darius Kimbrough at 6:00 PM this coming Tues, Nov 12. Please join others in witnessing to our opposition to state sanctioned murder. The vigil/protest includes a short prayer service & the tolling of a bell to mark the execution hour-a bell that is heard on death row so the other inmates know we are there to say "Not In Our Name".
We have 2 carpool locations, both leaving at 4:30pm, from Gainesville:
1) Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th St, Call Amy Jo Smith for more info: 352-284-1749
2) Parking lot of St Augustine's Catholic Church & Student Center, 1738 W University Ave. Call George Diller, 352-332-9780 or 213-6669 or Michelle Garcia, (352) 372-3533, email@example.com. for more info.
Return time is uncertain as executions are often delayed. If it goes on schedule the carpool can leave around 6:30 & be back in Gainesville by 7:15. Otherwise, the riders will stay at the prison until there is news of the execution or a stay--OR--the riders can decide to return prior to the conclusion of events. The organized vigil activity concludes around 6:30pm.
SEE BELOW FOR DIRECTIONS & GENERAL INFO FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T GONE BEFORE
AN EMAIL UPDATE WILL GO OUT IF THERE IS NEWS OF A STAY BY THE COURTS. IN THE EVENT OF A STAY WE WILL NOT GATHER AT THE PRISON.
Miriam, GCADP Co-Coordinator Cell for day of execution: 352-278-4342
FLORIDA STATE PRISON: Join volunteers from around the state during the execution, across the highway from the Florida State Prison Death Chamber from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact John Linnehan at (904) 504-1004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gather ACROSS from Florida State Prison starting by 5:00pm. Please bring signs if you have them.
DIRECTIONS to the Vigil/Protest across highway 16 from Florida State Prison:
· From East: SR-16, 8 miles West of Starke, go right (east) into entrance for New River Correctional Institution. FSP staff will direct you to vigil parking.
· From North: (Macclenny) SR-121 south approximately 17 miles to SR-16 (before town of Raiford). Turn left onto SR-16. Go approximately 3 miles, cross New River Bridge. Turn left (east) into New River Correctional Institution. FSP staff will direct you to vigil parking.
· From South: US-301 north approximately 35 miles north of Gainesville to Starke. Turn left (west) onto SR-16 (Raiford Road), go approximately 8 miles. Turn right (east) into New River Correctional Institution. FSP staff will direct you to vigil parking.
· From West (Lake City): SR-100 approximately 23 miles to SR-121 (Lake Butler), turn left, go approximately 6 miles, just past town of Raiford, turn right (east) onto SR-16. Go approximately 3 miles, cross New River Bridge. Turn left (east) into New River Correctional Institution.
NOTES from FADP: Local speed limits strictly enforced. Florida State Prison is on the West side of the road. The designated protest area is on the East side of the road, with the entry road being opposite of the main entry to FSP and designated "New River Correctional Institution"
REGARDING BATHROOMS: Bathroom at SE corner of red brick bldg. is usually open. Sometimes there is a port-a-potty in the designated media area (about 150 yards west of the protest area), but it is not always there and they may decide not to allow protesters access to the media area. Just to the west of the prison (toward Starke) is a Circle K store with a bathroom available to customers. Stop there, if not in Raiford or Starke as you pass through one of those towns.
REGARDING SIGNS: We are unaware of any restrictions on the nature of signs. FADP recommends clear and concise messages, printed boldly, with high contrast between the text and the background. FADP will have some signs available.
ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS: Wear closed shoes and socks to protect yourself from the occasional presence of fire ants.
ALSO: Especially with high profile state killings, airport rules apply - be aware of what you bring and carry, and of your demeanor, and stay within the designated protest area or between that area and the adjacent parking area. You may wish to bring umbrellas (for sun or rain) and bottled water. FADP will help.
CAPE CORAL: A prayer vigil will be held in the Chapel at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 SW 20th Avenue, Cape Coral on Sunday, November 10, at 7:00 p.m. Contact: Maria, (239) 540-7096, email@example.com
DUVAL COUNTY - Come pray with us at the Vigil during the execution of Darius Kimbrough on Tuesday, November 12th, in front of the new Duval County Unified Courthouse located at 501 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville. Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Signs provided or bring your own. For more information, contact Jackie Gunning at (904) 449-3328 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Sr. Maureen Kelley at (904) 704-0313 or email@example.com.
FLAGLER COUNTY - Stand with us in support of life and dignity within a peaceful vigil in front of the Flagler County Courthouse. 5:00-6:00 P.M on Tuesday, November 12th, during the execution of Darius Kimbrough. Join us at the Courthouse on 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bunnell. For information please contact Jackie Morelewicz by email Jackiem@cfl.rr.com or phone (386) 986-3146.
FT. LAUDERDALE: Broward FADP will have an Execution Vigil on Tuesday November 12, from 5 to 6 pm for the state`s killing of Darius Kimbrough. We will gather in front of the Federal Building on the Northwest corner of East Broward Blvd. and NE 3 Ave., Ft. Lauderdale. Signs provided. FMI: Steve Jens-Rochow 954-647-8379 firstname.lastname@example.org.
INVERNESS: A prayer vigil will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 U.S. Highway 41 S., Inverness on Tuesday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Sabrina Burton Schultz, Diocese of St. Petersburg, (727) 344-1611, email@example.com.
MIAMI: A prayer vigil will be held following 11:45 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, November 12 at St. Martha Catholic Church, 9401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Shores. Contact: Juan Di Prado, (305) 762-1046, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOUNT DORA: St. Patrick Catholic Church, 6803 Old Hwy 441 South, Mt. Dora on Tuesday, will host a prayer service on November 12 at 3:00 p.m. Contact: Bernard Welch, email@example.com.
ORLANDO – WINTER PARK: St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 526 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park on Tuesday, November 12 at 5:00 p.m. before the 5:30 p.m. daily Mass.
OSPREY: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 425 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey will hold a prayer vigil on Monday, November 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Contact: Janine Marrone, (941) 497-4917.
PALM BEACH GARDENS: Catholic Charities Respect Life Office in partnership with the Diocese of Palm Beach and Pax Christi will host a prayer service on Tuesday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola, 9999 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. The service will be followed by a procession and silent vigil in front of the Cathedral from 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. Contact: Dianne Laubert, (561) 313-2280, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PANAMA CITY: A holy hour will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1008 Fortune Avenue, Panama City on Monday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. (CST). Contact: (850) 763-1821, email@example.com. Additional Contact: Peggy DeKeyser, Office of Communications, Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, (850) 435-3528, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PENSACOLA: A prayer vigil will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 140 Government Street, Pensacola on Monday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m. (CST). Contact: (850) 436-6461. Additional Contact: Peggy DeKeyser, Office of Communications, Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, (850) 435-3528, email@example.com.
PINELLAS COUNTY: Pinellas anti-death penalty demonstration: Pax Christi Tampa Bay, Peace First, Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and other death penalty opponents will gather from 4:30-5:30 PM on Tuesday, November 12 at an anti-death penalty vigil at the intersection of Ulmerton Road and 49th Street N. in mid-Pinellas County. Park in the lot behind Checkers and the bank on the northwest corner of the intersection. Signs and banners will be provided, or you can bring your own. Since execution dates often change, please check the media for updates and changes. The vigil occurs during the actual execution; if the execution is re-scheduled, the vigil will be rescheduled. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 692-9390.
ST. JOHNS COUNTY: There will be a Vigil during the execution of Darius Kimbrough on Tuesday, November 12th in front of the St. Augustine Beach City Hall at the corner of A1A and 16th Street. Time: 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Signs provided or bring your own. "We cannot teach that killing is wrong by killing." Contact Nancy O'Byrne at (904) 461-9216 or email@example.com. Or Jo Anne Engelbert (904) 460-1190
SARASOTA: Gov. Rick Scott has ordered Darius Kimbrough be killed on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6pm ET. Darius was sentenced to death for the 1991 killing of Denise Collins, whose death we mourn with great sadness. Therefore… another WITNESS AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY PRAYER VIGIL will take place on Tuesday, November 12, starting at 5:30 PM with a silent protest with signs along Beneva Road just north of Gulf Gate Blvd, on the front lawn of St. Andrew United Church of Christ in Sarasota. The Prayer Service will begin at 6 PM. [Plenty of parking available]. Action sponsored by the Manasota Chapter of Pax Christi. Call 941-748-6855 for further information.
TALLAHASSEE: Darius Kimbrough is scheduled to be killed at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12. Tallahassee Citizens Against the Death Penalty will sponsor a community prayer vigil scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:00 p.m. in front of the Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee and an interfaith Service of Remembrance for Mrl Kimborough and for the victim, Denise Collins in the Capitol Building Plaza Level Rotunda the day after the execution, Wednesday, Nov. 13 at noon. All are welcome and encouraged to attend both events. Contact: Sheila Meehan, (850) 524-0080. firstname.lastname@example.org. FMI: tcadp.net.
TAMPA BAY AREA: Spirit FM 90.5 WBVM Tampa will be praying on air Tuesday, November 12, beginning at 5:50 pm. Spirit FM is also available on the internet (www.spiritfm905.com). Contact: Sabrina Burton Schultz, (727) 344-1611, email@example.com.
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (FADP)
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