COALITION AND PARTNERS’ UPCOMING AND PAST EVENTS
MAY 20, 2019: CAROL WOODS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY IN CHAPEL HILL, a conversation with CDPL’s Gerda Stein and Elizabeth Hambourger
APRIL 25-26, 2019: NORTH CAROLINA ADVOCATES FOR JUSTICE’S DEATH PENALTY 2019
APRIL 10, 2019: UNC LAW panel with the ACLU Capital Punishment Project Director, Cassy Stubbs, NCCADP’s Emily Baxter, Wake County DA Lorrin Freeman, and UNC Law professor Carrisa Hessick
APRIL 5, 2019: DUKE UNIVERSITY SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY, a conversation with Gretchen Engel, Executive Director of CDPL, and Sen. McKissick
APRIL 3, 2019: Representatives Graig Meyer, Zach Hawkins, and MaryAnn Black filed a bill to repeal the death penalty in North Carolina today.
Across the street, family members of those who have been sentenced to death, family members of murder victims, advocates, attorneys, clergy, students, policymakers, and more gathered for a reading of Hidden Voices’ monologues from NC’s death row.
Thanks to all who marked the day, with tears, laughter, and hope.
MARCH 29, 2019: PARTNERS from CDPL, CJPC, INDIGENT DEFENSE SERVICES, UNC’s School of Government, FORWARD JUSTICE, NCAJ and more come together to present: Tackling the Crisis of Racialized Mass Incarceration
MARCH 20, 2019: DUKE UNIVERSITY, an ACLU-sponsored panel with CDPL’s Gretchen Engel
MARCH 12, 2019: NC Policy Watch’s Crucial Conversation, with Andre Smith, Kristin Collins, and Elizabeth Hambourger
MARCH 5, 2019: RALEIGH CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL, with CDPL staff attorney Elizabeth Hambourger
MARCH 5, 2019: DUKE UNIVERSITY, Shelagh Kenney, Director of Post-Conviction Litigation at CDPL, joins a Human Rights class
MARCH 5, 2019: UNC LAW, a conversation with Kristin Collins and Gretchen Engel from CDPL
JANUARY 17, 2019: CDPL ATTORNEYS AT DUKE LAW
The death penalty has fallen out of use in North Carolina, yet our state has the sixth largest death row in the nation. The vast majority of N.C.’s 140 death row prisoners were tried in the 1990s, before a wave of reforms transformed the criminal justice system. Had they been tried under modern laws and standards, most of them never would have been sentenced to death. The Center for Death Penalty Litigation’s new report, Unequal Justice: How Obsolete Laws and Unfair Trials Created North Carolina’s Outsized Death Row, explores the deep inequities of N.C.’s decades-old death row cases. CDPL’s Executive Director Gretchen Engel and Staff Attorney Erica Washington will be joining us for a discussion of the report. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, the Duke Criminal Law Society, and the Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Callie Thomas at email@example.com.
JANUARY 10–JANUARY 27, 2019: PLEIADES GALLERY PRESENTS SERVING LIFE
- January 10, 2019 – January 27, 2019 (Recurring daily)
- Pleiades Gallery
- 109 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701
- Th 12-7, F-Sa 12-8, and Su 12-3
- (919) 797-2706
Pleiades Arts, Inc. in Durham presents SERVING LIFE, a community call and response between public audiences and the most hidden members of our society. The public is invited to join us for this collaborative exhibit between Hidden Voices, men on death rows across the country, and artists, creating a project able to generate the civic will to revision justice. Hidden Voices’ mission is to challenge, strengthen, and connect diverse communities through the transformative power of the individual voice. Pleiades Arts, Inc. was awarded the Durham Arts Catalyst Grant in support of this exhibit. Pleiades Arts promotes discussion of important community issues through art and creates opportunities for individuals in the Triangle Area to develop and display their artistic talents. This exhibit runs from January 3-27. Third Friday Reception January 18, 6-9pm.
DECEMBER 1 2018, DURHAM: CAPITAL RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROJECT’S COMMUNITY CIRCLE
NOVEMBER 13 – DECEMBER 2, 2018: HIDDEN VOICES’ STANDING ON LOVE
Standing on Love is a collection of portraits of people with family members on death row. The images are by freelance photographer Jenny Warburg. The exhibit is on display in Duke Chapel in Durham through December 2.
OCTOBER 11 2018, DURHAM: CDPL’S OSBORN AWARDS
On October 11th, CDPL honored two of our community’s most outstanding capital defense attorneys, law partners Frank Wells and Jon Megerian. [Go to CDPL’s site to read more about Frank and Jon’s exceptional careers.] Despite a hurricane and a power outage, we managed to have a powerful night celebrating their many accomplishments.
JULY 14 2018, DURHAM: CJPC’S POETIC JUSTICE
On July 14, 2018, the Carolina Justice Policy Center hosted Poetic Justice — an event that paired spoken word artists with criminal justice advocates to tell true stories from the criminal justice system. Topics explored by poets and advocates ranged from the death penalty to juvenile justice to bail reform to racial injustice. You can find video from the day on CJPC’s YouTube channel.
APRIL 10 2018, CHARLOTTE: WITNESS IN RESIDENCE
Henderson Hill, executive director of the 8th Amendment Project, and Elizabeth Hambourger, staff attorney for the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, will discuss capital punishment as part of a community conversation hosted by UNC Charlotte’s Aliaga-Buchenau Witness in Residence Initiative.
The conversation will begin at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at UNC Charlotte Center City and is open to the public without charge. Registration is requested.
DECEMBER 2017, RALEIGH: CAPITAL RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROJECT’S ANNUAL GATHERING
Toward the end of each year, the Capital Restorative Justice Project brings together people who have lost loved ones to violence, families whose loved ones have been sentenced to death, and the broader community for a weekend of restorative practices.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017: CENTER FOR DEATH PENALTY LITIGATION’S ANNUAL OSBORN AWARDS
J. Kirk Osborn was an extraordinary attorney who represented capital defendants at trial, on direct appeal, and in post-conviction and clemency proceedings. Each year, the Center for Death Penalty Litigation presents the Osborn Award, honoring lifelong zealous advocacy, compassion for indigent men and women facing the death penalty, and leadership in the capital defense community.
2017 SECOND CHANCE DAY ON THE HILL
One of the most important opportunities to voice your support for second chances is the biannual “Second Chance Lobby Day” –last year held at the North Carolina Legislative Building on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. For upcoming events, check out the North Carolina Justice Center’s Second Chance Alliance.