ACLU of KY & the
Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Journey of Hope
from violence to healing
Death Penalty: Bad Public Policy?
7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday
Carrick Theatre; Mitchell Fine Arts Building
Click here for a map to the Mitchell Fine Arts Building.
Free & open to the public.
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The Journey of Hope is a nationwide effort to bring together people involved in the tragedy of murder and our capital punishment system in order to share their stories. The program will offer Kentuckians the opportunity to hear and learn from very personal accounts about the devastating impact of the capital punishment system on victims and the accused alike.
Kentucky’s Journey of Hope will feature founder Bill Pelke, who, up until his grandmother’s murder, supported the death penalty. The retired steelworker experienced a spiritual transformation in 1986 and worked to save his grandmother’s assailant from execution. Joining Pelke will be Shujaa Graham, who was exonerated from death row after being framed for the 1973 murder of a prison guard in Stockton, CA and Terri Steinberg who is the mother of Justin Wolfe, Virginia’s youngest death row resident.
The Journey of Hope tour is a precursor to the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) Conference, which will be held in Louisville in January.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kate Miller M.S.S.W, Program Associate of ACLU