On February 23, there will be two events in Nashville to raise awareness of prisons and the death penalty.
TADP is holding its annual Student Conference on the Death Penalty at Lipscomb University from 9:30am – 2:30pm. Tickets are free but should be reserved in advance here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4612570322#.
And the newly-founded Nashville team of the Children’s Defense Fund is holding an event called “Breaking the Chains” at American Baptist College at 10 – 11:30am. The team is comprised of 5 energetic and charismatic people determined to make a difference in the way we look at the Cradle to Prison Pipeline and Private Prisons in this country. They will attempt to inflame, ignite, and deepen the emerging movement against mass incarceration using a system of non-violent direct action with a three tier approach including primary voices, spiritual/theological implications, and community based organizing. This particular group is very unique because each of the respective members of this team has had some first-hand experience with the criminal justice system. Their collective experiences allow them to approach this work through a broader lens to challenge the popular notion that criminals are bad people as opposed to people who find themselves in unfortunate circumstances. The team invites you to please come out, learn, discuss and organize around saving our children and communities from this vicious cycle. Refer to the flyer below for more details.