Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty works for restorative justice in the form of effective alternatives to the death penalty.
ENVISIONING A WORLD WITHOUT VIOLENCE
Amnesty International’s Annual Death Penalty Institute
On 23 September 2000, the Southern Regional Office of Amnesty International USA and Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty collaborated to produce AI’s annual Death Penalty Institute, this year entitled, “Envisioning a World Without State Killing.” More than 40 individuals traveled to participate in this day of discussions, strategizing & action. FADP would like to thank all who participated and who helped make this event a success.
Please join us for “Envisioning a World Without State Killing,” Amnesty International’s Annual Death Penalty Institute, this year held in Tampa, Florida and co-sponsored by Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (FADP).
This event is FREE!
SATURDAY, Sept. 23, 2000
MARSHALL CENTER (http://ctr.usf.edu/uls for directions)
On the Campus of the University of South Florida near Tampa
DRIVING DIRECTIONS – Take I-75 or I-275 to Fletcher. Take Fletcher Ave. to Palm, turn South At T, turn right, and then take first left into Marshall center circular drive. Drive around to parking lot on the other side of the Marshall Center.
REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 10:30am
NOTE: Everyone is invited, but please understand that this event is geared to strategy & tactics. Do not expect “Death Penalty 101.” Come to help us “Envision a World Without State Killing!” While discussions will center on Florida and will help set direction for Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and all others seeking to work in coalition for abolition of the death penalty, we expect that discussions will be relevant to anyone who works in or travels from another area.
Registration starts at 10:30am
Panel Discussion: 11:15am to 12:30pm, including remarks on
The State of the DP in Florida
The Political Landscape for Abolition in FL
(It’s not as bleak as you might think!)
The Moratorium Model
Creating Pressure on Politicians
Reform vs. Abolition
Lunch (provided free by AIUSA!): 12:45pm to 1:30pm
Discussion Groups: Lunch and on to 2:45pm
Prisoners/Prisoners Families & Advocates
Group Reports and Continued Discussion with full group 2:45pm to 3:15pm
Break: 3:15pm to 3:30pm
Brainstorming Sessions: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Legislative Work & Lobbying
Public Relations Campaigns
Educational Campaigns for Religious and Academic Communities
Public Action: 4:45pm departure Everyone is encouraged to participate in the public action which will take place from 5:00pm to 5:30pm. Those who wish will dine at a local restaurant afterwards.
Bring Money for AbolitionWear!
Bring a bag to carry home all the free handouts!
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED – please tell us you are coming so that we are sure to have enough!
For those traveling from out of town who wish to come in the night before or stay over Saturday night, a special rate of $69/night (including breakfast) has been arranged at the Wingate Inn – Busch Gardens Area (Across from USF) at 3751 E. Fowler Ave. Call 813-979-2828 to make a reservation.
Part of the day was about training, and what better way to train then with your hands on! As the final action of “Envisioning A World Without State Killing,” we drove a short distance to the office of Victor Crist, the term-limited member of the State House of Representatives who is now running for State Senate. We alerted the media, but somehow the cops found out, and they were the only outsiders who showed up! They were pretty laid back, and once we did our action at the office, we walked to the nearby major intersection for some Human Billboarding! All in all, a good day!
F O R A L T E R N A T I V E S
TO THE DEATH PENALTY (FADP)
Saturday, 23 September 2000
CONTACT: Abe Bonowitz
ACTIVISTS TARGET KILLER LEGISLATORS
Victor Crist: “The Executioner’s Best Friend in Florida”
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and members of other anti-death penalty organizations are meeting today to discuss strategy and tactics for educating the public about why the death penalty is a bad public policy. They will end their day with a brief press conference and public protest at the district office of Florida legislator Victor Crist, the “Executioner’s Best Friend in Florida.” The media and the public are invited.
WHO: Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
WHAT: Press Conference and Public Protest
WHEN: 5pm, Saturday, September 23, 2000
WHERE: Temple Terrace Office of Victor Cr
11314 56th St. (just north of Fowler)
AND – CORNERS of 56th & Fowler
WHY: Demanding Better Public Policy and an end to “Push Button Politics.”
***FLORIDIANS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE DEATH PENALTY (FADP)
is a NEW state-wide organization, which was formed to raise awareness about how the death penalty is actually practiced, and to organize activism for alternatives to the death penalty.***
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (FADP)
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty works for restorative justice in the form of effective alternatives to the death penalty. It does so by
# supporting and coordinating the work of organizations and individuals
# educating and energizing the general public and state legislators
# supporting the many persons affected by capital crime and punishment
# advocating specific legislative improvements
PS: For fiscal & legal purposes, FADP is a project of CUADP
<http://www.cuadp.org> until FADP is incorporated as it’s own
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