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Bringing Back Tomorrow: St. Louisans Confront the Death Penalty

By Jon Krieg

Do our children have a future? If they don’t, do we?

These questions formed the heart of a September 29, 2010 community discussion organized by AFSC St. Louis and Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.

Five experts in criminal justice and youth shared their thoughts following the screening of “No Tomorrow,” a documentary film about the murder of a young woman, Risa Bejarano, who had “aged out” of foster care. The film covers the trial of the troubled young man, Juan Chavez, who was sentenced to death for her murder.

St. Louis Panel Discussion on the Death Penalty

Organized by AFSC St. Louis and MADP, a panel of experts responds to the documen

Organized by AFSC St. Louis and MADP, a panel of experts responds to the documentary "No Tomorrow," shown at the St. Louis Historical Museum on September 29, 2010.

No Tomorrow -- Death Penalty Documentary

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 7:00pm

No Tomorrow covers a death penalty trial's most dramatic moments. (See the flyer and for more info.) A short panel discussion will follow.

Three for Justice

The following is a March 17, 2010 interview with AFSC St. Louis staff and volunteers at the Death Penalty Moratorium Lobby Day at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, MO. AFSC is one of 400 organizations in Missouri that are working for a two-year halt in executions while a study is done.

Jon Krieg: What brought you to today’s lobby day for a death penalty moratorium?

Moratorium Lobby Day 2010

AFSC staff and volunteers lobby for a death penalty moratorium.

From left: Faheemah Thabit, AFSC St. Louis Program Coordinator; AFSC volunteers Ponchita Argieard and Rita Mauchenheimer

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