Category Archives: Call to Action

Who Decides Who Lives, PADP Forum, May 30, 2012

Please join the Pennsylvanians For Alternatives to the Death Penalty (PADP) for a public forum on jury selection in death penalty cases.

After a short video explaining the different degrees of murder and the components of a capital trial, there will be a mock jury selection process with two prospective “jurors” selected from the audience for questioning by a “prosecutor” and a “defense attorney.” Continue reading Who Decides Who Lives, PADP Forum, May 30, 2012

”Amazing Grace” An inspirational story of survival, faith, and hope on America’s Death Row, March 27, 2012

Juan Melendez spent nearly 18 years on Death Row for a crime he did not commit. He will share his remarkable story.

When: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 8 PM
Where: Bricolage Theater, 937 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Admission: Free

Please join us to hear Juan tell his incredibly moving story!

Download and share the flyer: PADP – Melendez Flyer

For more information contact Martha Conley. Continue reading ”Amazing Grace” An inspirational story of survival, faith, and hope on America’s Death Row, March 27, 2012

Conversation with Kirk Bloodsworth, Death Row Exoneree, February 26, 2012

Pittsburgh Faith in Action invites you to a Conversation with Kirk Bloodsworth, Death Row Exoneree.

Kirk Bloodsworth is the first American sentenced to death to be exonerated by DNA evidence. Convicted in 1985 of the rape and murder of a young girl, he spent nine years in prison, two of them on death row. He was finally exonerated in 2003 of the crime he did not commit.
Sponsored by Pittsburgh Faith in Action Against the Death Penalty, an interfaith initiative affiliated with Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, in cooperation with the Witness to Innocence program and local faith groups. Info 412-681-8528 lwolfstix@yahoo.com Continue reading Conversation with Kirk Bloodsworth, Death Row Exoneree, February 26, 2012