Connecting the Dots: Building a Movement to End the Death Penalty

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Event: Georgians For An Alternative to the Death Penalty Statewide Meeting

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014,

Title: Connecting the Dots: Building a Movement to End the Death Penalty.

Cost: Free

Registration: On or before Thursday, August 21 at NOON.

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It will be a full day of dynamic workshops; community building and visioning of GFADP’s work for the year ahead.

The agenda is as follows:

9:30-10:00-Registration and light refreshments


10:15-11:00-Our Humanity Will Not Be Denied

Is the death penalty about revenge or control?

This interactive workshop will explore ways in which race, class, money, and power infuse the administration of the death penalty, particularly in the South. Participants will explore the connections between criminal justice policies such as stop and frisk, stand your ground, no knock warrants and the death penalty; examine the concept of otherness and its relationship to the death penalty, and will begin to discuss concrete tactics for shifting the balance of power and bringing about an end to the death penalty. Presented by Terrica Ganzy

11:00-12:00-The Death Penalty: What’s Developmental Disabilities Got to Do With It?

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities’ statewide Real Communities Initiative and partnership with GFADP. We will explain connections between issues impacting people with DD and the prison industrial complex, the school to prison pipeline, the death penalty and parallels between the prison system and the state DD system. Presented by Caitlin Childs, Cheri Pace and Lesa Hope

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12:45-1:45-From Problems to Policy

This workshop will help you visualize how to change a problem in your community, into a policy that serves the community. Learn the steps for building and winning a campaign. Presented by Troya Sampson

2:00-3:15-Visioning for GFADP

3:15-3:30-Close out and next steps

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