This new powerful film opens nationwide January 10. I saw the trailer in the theater last week, and I think that people who see even just that will be touched!
There is a handy toolkit to guide discussion is here. I am writing to ask you to encourage everyone you know to see Just Mercy in theaters in the coming weeks!
For central Ohioans, Join us on Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend for a special screening of the new film, “Just Mercy” with like-minded justice-seeking folks. We urge everyone to see this film in the theaters (Opens Jan 10!), and if the time works for you, click here now to see it with us at a special discounted rate starting at 12:30pm on January 18th at Cinemark Polaris.
FEATURING: Welcome and introductory remarks by
Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr.
Executive Director, Ohio Council of Churches
Board member, Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing
Advisory Board, Death Penalty Action
Immediate past board chairman, Ohioans to Stop Executions
We have 191 seats to fill with justice and faith oriented people who would want to see the film together with like-minded friends and family. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED. Sponsorships Available — Click for details!
We’ll be seeking media coverage of central Ohio’s leading criminal justice reform advocates joining together to watch this film, so please be with us and help us fill all of the seats!
BONUS — In brief opening remarks you’ll hear about opportunities to create a more just justice system in Ohio. Following the film there will be an opportunity to sign up with co-convening central Ohio justice organizations, sign petitions, and learn about opportunities to support the work.
Abraham J. Bonowitz
Organizer, 2019 Ohio Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing
Co-Director, Death Penalty Action
In October, Death Penalty Action organized the 2019 Ohio Journey of Hope, which helped create space for this conversation. Journey
speakers shared their stories with hundreds of Ohioans face to face and millions through statewide media coverage. Our message: the death penalty does not serve the needs of murder victim families. We created an amazing record of the voices of many different victims of the death penalty, and we celebrated a few of the outstanding leaders in our movement. We touched hearts and planted seeds that are already coming to fruition.
We are still putting together reports on the various aspects of the Ohio Journey.
- Media coverage is linked here.
- The videos made of the panels at the “Cast No Stones” conference, including Sr. Helen Prejean, Rev. Sharon Risher, Shane Claiborne, Bill Pelke, Kwame Ajamu, Derrick Jamison, and many other powerful “Voices of Experience” are available here.
- And you can see the beautiful program book from the Journey of Hope Leadership Awards Gala here.
Death Penalty Action is exploring a return to Ohio in March in order to meet the demands of organizations who want Journey speakers to visit their communities, and to support efforts to end executions in Ohio once and for all.
I invite you to chip in again right now using this link to help us make this happen.
PPS: Please consider making your gift monthly by checking the box on the form. Donate using PayPal Here. Or send a check to Death Penalty Action, PO Box 89, Ghent, NY 12075. Thank you in advance for supporting this vital work today!