CEDP 2004 Convention
11/13/2004 - 11/14/2004
Fourth Annual Convention of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Saturday & Sunday, November 13 & 14, 2004
Kent Hall, 1020 East 58th Street, University of Chicago
Save the date NOW! Join family members, former death row prisoners, and activists to take a look at CEDP's movement, victories, and challenges. Activists from across the country will gather for two days of lively discussions, workshops and guest speakers.
SPECIAL GUESTS: Dr. Barbara Ransby, noted historian and author of "Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision," will speak on "The Roots of the Civil Rights Movement: Lessons for Activists Today."
Billy Neal Moore spent almost 17 years on Georgia's death for the robbery-murder of a 77-year old man. He will speak about the circumstances surrounding his crime and will take up the question, "Should people be given second chances?" He will also speak about how the victim's family members played a pivotal role in helping to free him from death row.
Monique Matthews, sister of newly freed Louisiana death row prisoner Ryan Matthews, will tell about the years of struggle she and her family waged to save her brother from execution.
Darryl Hunt is invited to speak about his experience serving 18 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. DNA evidence helped to free Hunt, who has committed himself to speaking out about his experience to help bring an end to the death penalty.
Other special guests include: Shujaa Graham, former California death row prisoner; Darby Tillis, exonerated Illinois death row prisoner; Madison Hobley, pardoned Illinois death row prisoner; Sandra Reed, mother of Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed; Gricelda Ceja, mother of fomer Illinois death row prisoner Raul Ceja, who is now serving a life sentence; and Mildred Henry, member of the Enough Is Enough Campaign, whose son is wrongfully imprisoned after being tortured by Chicago police.
__ YES, I would like to register for the convention. Enclosed is my registration fee of $45. __ I'm including an additional $10 for the optional Saturday night dinner.
__ I am enclosing a $_____ donation to the Costella Cannon Scholarship Fund to help prisoner family members and former prisoners attend the convention.
Print, fill out, and return with a check made out to the Campaign to End the Death Penalty and mail to: PO Box 25730, Chicago, IL 60625-0730
COSTELLA CANNON SCHOLARSHIP FUND Limited scholarship funds are available to prisoner family members and former prisoners to attend the convention. Please contact the office at 773-955-4841 to request an application or for more information. If you would like to make a donation to the fund, please send a check or money order made out to the Campaign to End the Death Penalty and mail to: PO Box 25730, Chicago, IL 60625-0730.
HOUSING Ramada Inn Lakeshore: A block of discounted rooms will be held on the nights of Friday, November 12, and Saturday, November 13, at the Ramada Inn Lakeshore (4900 S. Lakeshore Drive). A shuttle van is available to the university. Details TBA.
International House, Campus Residence: The I-House is located on the University of Chicago campus. Single, dorm-style rooms are available for $52 a night. Bathrooms are shared. Call the front desk at 773-753-2270 and mention that you are a U of C Campaign to End the Death Penalty conference attendee. You must have a Visa or Mastercard to make a reservation.
Accommodations with CEDP members in their homes: Contact CEDP (773-955-4841 or [email protected]) if you need to stay with a Campaign member in Chicago. Spaces are limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis to pre-registered attendees.
If you have special needs please call the campaign office at 773-955-4841. The International House is not accessible to the physically challenged. The Ramada is wheelchair accessible, with partially accessible rooms.
MORE INFORMATION Contact the Campaign at 773-955-4841. Or visit www.nodeathpenalty.org.