“The Exonerated” Reception with Witness to Innocence Death Row Exonerees

It was a wonderful evening at “The Exonerated” play Friday night at The Delaware Theater Company. Exonerees and staffers from Witness to Innocence joined members of the Delaware Repeal Project, Delaware Citizens Opposed to the Death Penalty, the Delaware Center for Justice, the ACLU, the Campaign to Repeal the Death Penalty, Because Love Allows Compassion, local legislators, and members of the public. Check out http://www.derepeal.org for ways to get involved to abolish Delaware’s death penalty. Check out www.witnesstoinnocence.org to read more about the exonerees.
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DCODP Monthly meeting Monday 2/24/14 at 5:30 – Wilmington Friends Meeting House

After all the many wonderful Witness to Innocence events this week, next Monday will be a good time to review and strategize. Join us at the monthly DCODP meeting, Monday 2/24/14 at 5:30pm. NEW LOCATION: Wilmington Friends Meeting House, 1st floor Social Room, 401 N. West St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Park in the parking lot on the 5th Street side or on the street. Ring the doorbell at the West Street entrance. Call 302-379-0488 for info. All are welcome!

Witness to Innocence Comes to Delaware

Since 1973, 143 people from 26 states have been freed from death row after evidence revealed that they were sentenced to die for crimes they did not commit. That’s one innocent person exonerated from death row for every ten who have been executed.

This February, 15 of those exonerees will come to Delaware to share their stories of how the innocent can be sentenced to death.

The Delaware Repeal Project (www.derepeal.org) and Witness to Innocence (www.witnesstoinnocence.org) invite you to join us to meet and hear the stories of these exonerees. Come to one or all three events. Please spread the word.

February 20th – 7:00pm – University of Delaware, Kirkbride 100 – Newark, DE

Hear Kirk Bloodsworth and Shujaa Graham, two death row exonerees, speak at The University of Delaware. Free event.

February 21st – 6:00pm – The Delaware Theatre Company – 200 Water St, Wilmington, DE

Join us for a reception at the Delaware Theatre Company in conjunction with a performance of The Exonerated, a play which shares the stories of death row exonerees. The reception begins at 6:00pm (free), followed by the play at 8:00pm (Tickets are $35). Hors d’oeuvres will be served. To purchase tickets for the play, visit delawaretheatre.org. Enter promo code “WTI” and the Theatre Company will make a donation to Witness to Innocence.

February 22nd – 12:00pm – Limestone Presbyterian Church — 3201 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE

At this public event, you will have the opportunity to speak to exonerees in small, round-table discussions. Free event.

Email derepeal@gmail.com with any questions. Visit www.derepeal.org for further info.