Death Penalty Panel Discussion — June 5

Faith Rising: The Death Penalty and the Quest for Community Justice

A death penalty panel discussion on race and class in the American Criminal Justice System 40 years after the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

Featuring. . .

Death Penalty Panel DiscussionCharles Ogletree, the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Founding and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, in a prominent legal theorist who has made an international reputation by taking a hard look at complex issues of law and by working to secure the rights guaranteed by the Constitution for everyone equally under the law.

Bishop Charles E. Blake

Bishop Blake, Pastor of West Angeles Church of God in Christ, is a respected, dynamic and world-class preacher and visionary, who served on President Obama’s 25-person White House Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Aqueela Sherrills

Mr. Sherrills has worked tirelessly for the last two decades to create peace and reconciliation for survivors of gang violence and murder victims’ families; he currently uses his own experience as a murder victim family member to serve as the California Outreach Coordinator for California Crime Victims for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.

Sunday, June 5, 2011, 3:00-5:00 PM

The Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools Library

(formerly The Ambassador Hotel)

701 S. Catalina St., Los Angeles, CA 90010

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required by June 3rd. Please call 415-243-0143 or visit to RSVP. Free Parking.

Sponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard La School, the ACLU of Southern California and Death Penalty Focus.



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