Monday, February 23, 2009

Sara Hickman Way

The street outside the First United Methodist Church in Austin, just a block up from the TX capitol bldg and location of the TCADP annual conference, has been re-named for the weekend in honor of death penalty abolitionist and musician Sara Hickman, who is being honored today by the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. The mayor has also declared today Sara Hickman day in Austin. All of this in recognition of Sara's efforts in support of TCADP's work to abolish the death penalty.

Here are a few other photos from the weekend:

Rev. Carroll Pickett accepting an award of appreciation from TCADP on behalf of Steve James and Peter Gilbert, directors of the film featuring Pickett, "At the Death House Door"

Abe Bonowitz, Director of Affiliate Support for the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, updating the conference on happenings around the country and sharing perspective about why what happens in Texas is important to the work of our movement.

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