"United to End the Death Penalty"

Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 from 11:30am to 8:30pm (CT)


The University of the Incarnate Word and Catholic Mobilizing Network partner with the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Pax Christi to observe "World Day Against the Death Penalty." On that day, the state of Texas plans to execute Mr. Jedidiah Murphy.

Participants can sign up for any of the three events:

1) VIGIL: at 11:30am,: join local organizations and groups who mobilize when an execution is scheduled in Texas by holding a public vigil at NOON outside San Fernando Cathedral. UIW will provide transportation from the Broadway campus to San Fernando or participants can meet the group downtown. The bus will return to UIW by 1:30 p.m.

2) DINNER: at 6:15pm, enjoy an informal buffet meal at the UIW Student Engagement Ballroom.

3) PANEL: from 7 to 8:30pm, come listen to the powerful stories of three exceptional witnesses:

  • Monique Coleman, sister of a death row exoneree, advocated for his liberation and reintegration
  • Mitesh Patel, San Antonio resident, advocated against the execution of the man who murdered his fathe
  • Dr. Doshie Piper, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of the Incarnate Word

Find out how you can raise your voice to advocate for an end to the death penalty in Texas!

All events are open to students, staff, faculty, and community members.  Event ends at 8:30 pm

Registration Closes
Oct 9, 2023 5:00pm or when space runs out.

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