Featuring Barbara Becnel

When: Sat., June 25, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Easter Hill Church
3911 Cutting Blvd., Richmond CA 94804
Free lunch provided!

California's death penalty is dysfunctional, costly, and disproportionately affects people of color. Its time we replace it with effective alternatives that make our communities safer and hold offenders accountable.

REGISTER NOW to take a stand against the death penalty!


ABOUT THE TRAINING: In addition to offering interactive training, whereby we will engage participants in workshops on effective communication about the death penalty, we will also provide a free lunch while featuring keynote speaker Barbara Becnel. Barbara Becnel is a renowned civil rights activist and author, who among other things, was a close friend and advocate for Stanley Williams. “Stan Tookie Williams,” who was executed in 2005.

TO REGISTER: This event is open to everyone, whether you are a seasoned anti-death penalty activist, or those who are new to the movement. Please invite friends, family, and anyone else interested in actively working to end the death penalty! To participate in the event, please register now at www.alamedadeathpenalty.org/register.shtml, call (415) 621-2493 or email azamora@aclunc.org

TRANSPORATION: For those who plan on driving, there is plenty of parking. If you need a ride from BART, please call Ana at (415) 621-2493

SPONSORSHIP: This event is co-sponsored by the El Cerrito Democratic Club and the Berkeley/North East Bay ACLU. We welcome and appreciate sponsorship from any local organizations interested in ending the death penalty in California. For more information, please contact Ana.

Dear Governor, Cut This: The Death Penalty

At a time of fiscal crisis, when there are more needs than dollars, we're calling on Sacramento to cut the death penalty. We would save $1 billion in five years without releasing a single prisoner or jeopardizing public safety—$1 billion that could be spent on education and vital social services for Californians.

We know that advocates and community members from across the state are fighting to ensure that the vital social services that make the safety net for California's most vulnerable populations aren't slashed. We're here with a small piece of the solution. Need to cut something? Cut this: The Death Penalty.


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