Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Off to San Antonio

The MVFHR staff is flying to San Antonio today for the official launch of our "Prevention, Not Execution," project, which focuses on opposing death sentences for people with mental illness and which we are undertaking in collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Families of victims killed by someone suffering from mental illness and families of people with mental illness who have been executed will be arriving from around the country tomorrow, and on Friday we'll all have a private gathering and then a public event and remembrance ceremony.

Thanks to our colleagues and friends at the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, the Texas After Violence Project, Amnesty International Group 205, and University of the Incarnate Word for all the local support that has made it possible to organize this event from afar. We look forward to blogging about it all when we return.

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