“Not in Our Names: Victims’ Families Speak Out Against The Death Penalty”

When:  Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Berea Public Library.   319 Chestnut, Berea, KY

Speakers: Ben Griffith, Rosalind Harris, Shekinah Lavelle

Rosalind Harris of Lexington now works on issues related to social justice. Her 18-year-old son, Jamil was murdered in Lexington in 1997. Ben Griffith of Frankfort lost his brother Chris to murder in 1986 in random act of violence that also took the lives of three others. Rosalind and Ben will tell the stories of their loved ones lost, and reveal healing steps in their journeys that informed each of them that the death penalty and exacting revenge perpetuates a violence done to all of society.

Shekinah Lavalle is Outreach Coor-dinator for the Kentucky Coali-tion to Abolish the Death Penalty. She will speak on the current situation in Kentucky and the status of efforts in the legislature to repeal the death penalty.

The forum is sponsored by Berea Friends Meeting, Union Church and St. Clare Catholic Church.

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