Please join us for a historic series of events entitled:
"REQUIEM FOR THE DEATH PENALTY."
April 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the resumption of executions in California. Since then 13 people have been executed. We encourage you to join us in honoring those who have fought against the continued use of capital punishment and to participate in a series of educational and cultural events on this important issue. To learn more go to: www.requiemforthedeathpenalty.com.
Here are the dates to save:
April 21 (Saturday) 6–9 PM:
Reception at 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco
COME 6-7PM-- AND ENJOY A HOSTED WINE BAR BY SKY VINEYARDS (NAPA), DOMAINE DROUHIN (OR), AND BENZIGER AND HOOLEY (SONOMA). DELANCEY STREET RESTAURANT AND NOE VALLEY DELI WILL PROVIDE REFRESHMENTS. SCHARLETTE HOLDMAN IS OUR HOSTESS FOR THE EVENING, WITH JEANNIE STERNBERG AND GARY SOWARDS PRESENTING THE AWARDS TO THE LETHAL INJECTION TEAM. Malaquias Montoya will be featuring his Books/prints; Live jazz featuring Harrison Goldberg on sax; and Alma Ownes-Delucchi (vocals). Nonhost full bar 6-9pm.
We will honor attorneys John Grele, David Senior, and Richard Steinken for challenging California’s lethal injection procedures—as constituting cruel and unusual punishment—for the past 6 years.
($25/$30 at door)
April 22 (Sunday) 3:00-5:30PM:
Interfaith Gathering of People of Faith
An afternoon Interfaith Gathering of People of Faith @ The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 2301 Vine Street (@ Arch St.), Berkeley. Survivors of victims of violence will share their views of the death penalty. Following the panel discussion, there will be an interfaith memorial service of healing. FREE
AN INTERFAITH SERVICE WHERE PRAYERS AND INVITATIONS TO HEALING WILL BE OFFERED BY FATHER LOUIS VITALE (TENT.), RABBIS DEBORA KOHN AND MICHAEL LERNER, ALAN SENAUKE, REV. ROBERT CROMEY, SISTER MARIANNE FARINA AND OTHERS.
April 23 & 24 (Mon/Tues) 7 PM:
Staged readings of Michael Kroll’s play “Just Like a Dog”
Shotgun Players Ashby Stage
1901 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley
Inspired by the playwright’s witnessing a gas chamber execution 20 years ago, this is a fictional story of an impending execution and two people from opposite perspectives, both broken and floundering, who
become each other’s lifeline back into the world. ($15/$18 at door)
STARRING SCHARLETTE HOLDMAN, CLIFF GARDNER, ANDY LOVE, SCOTT KAUFFMAN, CORNELIA BUSSE, JAMES GEAGAN, DORSEY NUNN AND CHARLIE PIZARRO.
“Procedure 769: Witnesses to an Execution” -- an award-winning documentary film focusing on those who witnessed the execution in 1992. Scheduled showings, with questions and answers afterwards. To see a trailer of the film go here:
To see a discusion of the film, go here:
February 18 (Saturday) 7-9 PM:
Historic Bal Theater, San Leandro
14808 East 14th Street (betw. 148th Ave. & Lillian Ave.) San Leandro ($5.00 at door)
February 23 (Thursday) 1-3 PM:
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Avenue (at Martin Luther King Jr. Way) Berkeley (Free)
April 3 (Tuesday) 5:30–7:30 PM:
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street (Civic Center), San Francisco --Panel discussion to follow. (Free)
April 17 (Tuesday) 7–9 PM:
Newman Hall (in the Lounge)
2700 Dwight Way (@ College Avenue), Berkeley (Free)
April 22 (Sunday) 10:30AM–12:30 PM:
Landmark Shattuck Theater
2230 Shattuck Avenue (@ Kittredge St.), Berkeley ($5/$7 at door)
The Executioner, 2003, Malaquias Montoya
Requiem for the Death Penalty
Requiem for the Death Penalty Events Co-Sponsored by:
Death Penalty Focus
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern CA
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
California People of Faith National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and RioVida Networks
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