25 Survivors of Death Row are Coming to Tampa
Imagine being sentenced to death for a crime you did not commit. Imagine facing execution dates. Imagine fighting to prove your innocence.
Please join the members of Witness to Innocence for a series of events on Saturday, April 22, 2017
Witness to Innocence Annual Gathering in Tampa Saturday, April 22, 2017. Witness to Innocence is the nation’s only organization dedicated to empowering exonerated death row survivors to be the most powerful and effective voice in the struggle to end the death penalty in the United States. Through public speaking, testifying in state legislatures, media work, and active participation in our nation’s cultural life, our members are helping to end the death penalty by educating the public about innocence and wrongful convictions.
Panel Discussions: Location: Bayshore Room, Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, 2225 N Lois Ave, Tampa
9:00-11:00am: Where do we go from here? Advocacy, Successes & Challenges to Abolition Russell Neufeld, WTI Board; Henderson Hill, Eighth Amendment Project; Rebecca Brown, Innocence Project; Mark Elliott, Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty; Kwame Ajamu, Exoneree, WTI Board; Rob Warden, WTI Board
1:30-3:00pm: Developing Coalitions and New Voices: Judi Caruso, WTI Board; Jennifer Shaw, Open Society Foundation; Pat Clark, Eighth Amendment Project; Herman Lindsey, Exoneree; Christine Henderson, Equal Justice USA
6:00-8:00pm: “The Gathering”
Film Screening & Discussion
Location: First Baptist Church of Progress Village 8722 Progress Boulevard, Tampa
From award winning filmmaker Micki Dickoff,
“The Gathering” tells the story of Witness to Innocence, the only organization of death row exonerees who, through their stories, empower each other to speak out about a broken justice system that compels them to be warriors against the death penalty.
“Stunning portrayal of the human drama lived by death row exonerees…a powerful and thought-provoking film.”
-David O’Sullivan, Ambassador & Head of the EU Delegation
Best Short Documentary, Ft Lauderdale International Film Festival Award of Merit, Best Shorts Competition, Social Justice Category Remi Award, 50th Worldfest/Houston
For more information please call (206) 618-9909