Death Penalty

Worldwide Abolition of the Death Penalty

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Please join us to welcome the Steering Committee of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, which will be meeting in Concord next week.  The program will be chaired by Steven Hawkins, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, which like AFSC is a member of the World Coalition.  Refreshments available at 6:30 PM, with a program starting at 7 PM.  Free and open to the public.

World Coalition, April 10, 2014

Flyer for program April 10, 2014 in Concord NH

New Hampshire Nears Repeal of Death Penalty

New Hampshire’s House of Representatives vote overwhelmingly, 225 to 104, to repeal the death penalty. 

News Source: 
New York Times

Death Penalty Abolition Advances in New Hampshire

A bill to repeal New Hampshire’s death penalty took a big step forward today with a 225 to 104 vote in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. 

The repeal measure had support from an unusual cross-section of legislators, Democrat and Republican, conservative and progressive, religious and secular, who united behind a belief that the death penalty serves no useful purpose. 

FILM - "At the Death House Door"

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 7:00pm

 Carroll Picket was the death house chaplain in Huntsville, Texas for 15 years.  This film tells his story of presiding over 95 executions, including that of Carlos De Luna, who was almost certainly not guilty of the crime for which he was killed. 

With the legislature about to vote on a bill to repeal the death penalty, this film is indeed timely.  A discussion will follow. 

"Dr. King's first fight was against the death penalty"

This column by Arnie Alpert ran in the Concord Monitor on January 19, 2014. 

Martin Luther King’s first fight was against the death penalty

By Arnie Alpert

Martin Luther King Day Breakfast

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 8:00am

Annual Martin Luther King Day Breakfast, sponsored by Southern NH Outreach for Black Unity.  Speakers include Ray Ealy, Shujaa Graham, Arnie Alpert.  Tickets $35 in advance, $40 at the door, youth/students $20, 4 and under free. 

Shujaa Graham, "From Death Row to Freedom: My story of wrongful conviction and quest for social justice"

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Shujaa Graham 2014

Shujaa Graham, Witness to Innocence

Shujaa Graham is a member of Witness to Innocence, an organization of people who were wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death. 

Shujaa Graham, who was found guilty and sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, will speak about the death penalty and racial disparities in the American justice system.  He is a member of Witness to Innocence.  The event is sponsored by the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy.  It free and open to the public.  Please RSVP.

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