The Imperative of Ending Capital Punishment to Achieve Racial Equality

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Add to Calendar 2020-10-06 12:00:00 2020-10-06 13:00:00 The Imperative of Ending Capital Punishment to Achieve Racial Equality What:  The Center for the Study of Democracy will welcome Diann Rust-Tierney, executive director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.  Ms. Rust-Tierney will address race as the delineating marker of America's caste system and how capital punishment supports and sustains that caste system that oppresses us all.  She will discuss issues such as the consistent unfairness of the application of the death penalty in the United States, how it reinforces that some lives are worth more than others, and address why it is necessary for the United States to abolish the death penalty.  As executive director of NCADP since 2004, Ms. Rust-Tierney leads and directs the organization’s programs and serves as a national spokesperson for the organization and the national movement to eliminate capital punishment.  She served as the director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Capital Punishment Project from 1991 to 2004, as the ACLU’s chief legislative counsel/associate director from 1994-2004, and as the ACLU’s legislative counsel from 1985 to 1991.  She holds a JD from the University of Maryland School of Law and a BA from the College of Wooster.    Where: This is a virtual event. Please register for the event at the following zoom registration link: (https://smcm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtc-2vqTwpHNDhtvFuoyE-6ms1oQ986VFa) There is no charge or registration required. ALL ARE WELCOME! Please send all questions or comments to democracy@smcm.edu and feel free to share with your networks.   Event Sponsor(s) Center for the Study of Democracy Antonio Ugues augues@smcm.edu 2408952169 Event Group Center for the Study of Democracy Presentation   Center for the Study of Democracy Megan Dinopoulos America/New_York public
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What:  The Center for the Study of Democracy will welcome Diann Rust-Tierney, executive director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.  Ms. Rust-Tierney will address race as the delineating marker of America's caste system and how capital punishment supports and sustains that caste system that oppresses us all.  She will discuss issues such as the consistent unfairness of the application of the death penalty in the United States, how it reinforces that some lives are worth more than others, and address why it is necessary for the United States to abolish the death penalty.  As executive director of NCADP since 2004, Ms. Rust-Tierney leads and directs the organization’s programs and serves as a national spokesperson for the organization and the national movement to eliminate capital punishment.  She served as the director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Capital Punishment Project from 1991 to 2004, as the ACLU’s chief legislative counsel/associate director from 1994-2004, and as the ACLU’s legislative counsel from 1985 to 1991.  She holds a JD from the University of Maryland School of Law and a BA from the College of Wooster. 

 

Where: This is a virtual event. Please register for the event at the following zoom registration link: (https://smcm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtc-2vqTwpHNDhtvFuoyE-6ms1oQ986VFa)

There is no charge or registration required. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Please send all questions or comments to democracy@smcm.edu and feel free to share with your networks.

 
Event Sponsor(s)

Center for the Study of Democracy

Antonio Ugues

augues@smcm.edu

2408952169

Event Group

Center for the Study of Democracy

Presentation

 

Registration information

This is a virtual event. Please register for the event at the following zoom registration link: (https://smcm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtc-2vqTwpHNDhtvFuoyE-6ms1oQ986VFa)

Event Sponsor(s)
Center for the Study of Democracy
Megan Dinopoulos
medinopoulos@smcm.edu
240-895-6432
Event Group
Center for the Study of Democracy
Lecture or Talk