Monday, February 22, 2010

Taking our message to the 4th World Congress

MVFHR staff and several board members will be in Geneva, Switzerland this week, participating in the 4th World Congress Against the Death Penalty. We're told that about 1,700 people from around the world are registered for the event.

MVFHR members will be speaking as part of the Voices of Experience - Words of Victims event, which will be held in a beautiful and historic theatre and will be open not only to conference attendees but also to the general public. Our members will also be speaking on a roundtable titled "Violence, Victims, and the Death Penalty," and presenting a "poster session" on the victim experience and how activists can best work with victims.

I will try to post at least once from Geneva, and will offer a full report afterward both here and in our next newsletter.

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