Lindy Lou — Juror #2 to speak at Starvin’ for Justice event at US Supreme Court
In less than three weeks, death penalty abolitionists from across the United States and beyond will gather in Washington, DC from June 29 to July 2 for Starvin’ for Justice: The 25th Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty. This event is sponsored by the Abolitionist Action Committee (AAC), with organizing and logistics support from Death Penalty Action.
The background, history, schedule, registration and sponsorship information is all waiting for you at Abolition.org. Nutshell: Four days of presence calling for an end to executions on the sidewalk in front of the United States Supreme Court. (Those who do the whole thing arrive by June 28 and leave July 3 — get the details here and register today!)
Each evening after the tour buses stop, we host an evening teach-in featuring Voices of Experience on the death penalty. Murder victim & death row family members, death row survivors, former executioners, legal professionals, organizers, academics and others share their first-hand stories in an unscripted and free-flowing dialog. The full schedule and list of speakers will be posted in the next few days.
Today we are excited to report that a number of fresh faces will be among the speakers, including the subject of a new documentary that will air nationwide on PBS on July 16. In collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS, we will host a special advance screening of Lindy Lou, Juror #2 as part of our evening program on July 1. Lindy Lou will be there in-person to participate in the discussion following the film.
Lindy Lou is a conservative Christian grandmother from Mississippi who helped sentence a man to death 20 years ago. Today, she is sitting down with her fellow jurors to discuss the morality of the death penalty. She is just one of more than 20 Voices of Experience who will share their stories from June 29 to July 2.
It takes dozens of dedicated Abolitionists to maintain our presence on the sidewalk in front of the US Supreme Court, and many hours of preparation starting months before the event. Everyone is welcome to attend. Especially if you cannot be there, we invite you to help make it happen:
- See the list of dozens of individuals and organizations who are official Starvin’ for Justice sponsors, and join them, here.
- Support Death Penalty Action’s provision of organizing and logistics management here.
More soon. Thank you! Yours in the Struggle,
— Scott & Abe
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