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Death Penalty: ineffective, irreversible and immoral

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October 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
J. Paul Leonard Library 1630 Holloway Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132
San Francisco, CA 94132 United States

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Please join us for a critical conversation on the World Day Against the Death Penalty. The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights, we are making tremendous progress – today, 19 states in the U.S. and two-thirds of the countries in the world have abolished the death penalty. Here in California there are 737 condemned inmates on Death Row.

Earlier this year Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a moratorium on the Death Penalty, saying that the death penalty is “ineffective, irreversible, and immoral.” Join us for a conversation about how we can work to abolish the death penalty.


Kevin Cooper, Currently on Death Row, San Quentin, Artist, Writer and Abolitionist (Kevin will be phoning into the panel from death row).

Recording of Jarvis Jay Masters about life on death row at San Quentin, currently on Death Row, San Quentin, Writer and Buddhist.

Nancy Haydt, Executive Director, Death Penalty Focus.

Carina Gallo, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Studies, SFSU

Beth Webb, Board Member, Death Penalty Focus

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information please contact Amy Gordon, Field Organizer, Amnesty International USA at [email protected] or (646) 859-9982