These events are sponsored by the Delaware Repeal Project. Witness to Innocence is a group of 15 death row exonerees who are visiting to discuss how flawed the death penalty truly is. I’ve taken the text describing all of these events directly from their FB Event page. Hope to see you at some of these, and be sure to invite your State Rep or Senator too:
**This is for multiple events from February 20-22. Please continue reading for exact locations and times**
Since 1973, 143 people from 26 states have been freed from death row after evidence revealed that they were innocent. That’s one innocent person exonerated from death row for every ten who have been executed.
This February, 15 of those exonerees will come to Delaware to share their stories of how the innocent can be sentenced to death.
The Delaware Repeal Project and Witness to Innocence are hosting events from February 20-22. We invite you to join us to meet the exonerees and hear their stories of innocence.
Talk with Kirk Bloodsworth and Shujaa Graham
February 20th 7:00pm
University of Delaware
Come hear Kirk Bloodsworth and Shujah Graham, two death row exonerees, speak at The University of Delaware.
Sponsored by The University of Delaware Amnesty International Chapter.
Parking is available on the street and at the Trabant Parking Garage.
Reception at Delaware Theatre Company’s “The Exonerated”
February 21st 6:00pm
The Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St. Wilmington, DE
We will be hosting a reception at the Delaware Theatre Company in conjunction with their performance of The Exonerated, a play which shares the stories of death row exonerees. The reception begins at 6:00pm, followed by the play at 8:00pm. Hor d’oeuvres will be served.
To purchase tickets for the play, visit delawaretheatre.org. Enter promo code “WTI” and the Theatre Company will make a donation to Witness to Innocence.
Round Table Discussion
February 22nd 12:00pm
Limestone Presbyterian Church
3201 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE
Join death row exonerees for a roundtable discussion on the fallibility of our justice system and hear their stories of how innocent individuals can be sentenced to die.
Visit wwwderepeal.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.