Alternatives to Death Penalty to be Discussed at St. Edward's University
On Oct. 25, the Center for Ethics and Leadership at St. Edward's University presents an evening with Journey of Hope…From Violence to Healing, a nonprofit organization led by murder victims' family members. The group conducts public education speaking tours and addresses alternatives to the death penalty.
At 5 p.m., St. Edward's University student Kristen Beauchamp, '06, will begin the evening with the premiere of her documentary called Living and Dying in Huntsville. At 7 p.m., there will be a presentation from Journey of Hope. Members will share their stories and participate in a question and answer session. One of the panelists is the Unabomber's brother, David Kaczynski.
Journey of Hope's presentation spotlights murder victims' family members who choose not to seek revenge and instead select a path of compassion and forgiveness. Also featured are death row inmates' family members, witnesses to executions, individuals who have been exonerated and released from death row, and many others with firsthand insights.
• Who: St. Edward's University Center for Ethics and Leadership
• What: Presentation from nonprofit organization Journey of Hope…From Violence to Healing
• When: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m.: Documentary Premiere; 7 p.m.: Journey of Hope presentation
• Where: Documentary to be shown in the Maloney Room in Main Building and presentation to be held in Jones Auditorium in Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center at St. Edward's University (3001 South Congress Avenue)
Free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Bob Van Steenburg at email@example.com or 512-258-6480.