Our allies, the Washington State Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (WCADP), are sponsoring a tour of Washington state by death row exoneree Juan Melendez. Join us for one of his events, including one on Faith and Abolition of the Death Penalty in Bellevue on October 2, and UW Law School in Seattle on October 3.
Juan Roberto Meléndez-Colón spent seventeen years, eight months and one day on Florida’s death row for a crime he did not commit. His story highlights the many problems that plague the death penalty system, including its high risk and inevitability of being imposed on the innocent, its unfair application on the basis of race and ethnicity and its almost exclusive imposition on our most vulnerable members of society—the poor.
Seattle area events:
- Sunday, October 2 – Bellevue
The Church Council of Greater Seattle presents “Faith & the Abolition of the Death Penalty: Charting a New Course” with Juan as a special guest. The event will be held at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church located at 2650 148th Ave SE from 2-4pm.
- Monday, October 3 – Seattle
The University of Washington Law School welcomes Juan for a public event at 12:30pm in Gates Hall, room 138.