The evening will use the powerful film Racist Roots as a context for panel discussion followed by Q&A. Panelists will include Julia Millar, an anti-death penalty organizer guided by her Jewish values; Alfred Rivera, a Muslim who spent 2 years on NC’s death row before he was exonerated, and Frank Goldsmith, a former civil rights and capital defense attorney and leader in the Asheville Jewish community. Noel Nickle, NCCADP’s Executive Director will moderate the panel.
In addition to NCCADP, co-hosts for the event include: Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Beth HaTephila, Carolina Jews for Justice, and the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, who created the Racist Roots film project. This is a free event open to anyone to attend. However you are asked to register here so we can plan accordingly for snacks. You are also strongly encouraged to watch the film in advance which can be found here.