Texas Coalition To Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP)

TCADP Annual Conference – Lighting the Way

Save the Date:  Saturday, February 22, 2014

Location: University Christian Church, Fort Worth, Texas

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Sponsorship opportunities

TCADP is well-known for hosting a professional and affordable conference with inspiring speakers, informative workshops and great networking opportunities!

The TCADP Annual Conference will be held at University Christian Church, Fort Worth, Texas on the edge of the beautiful TCU campus and within miles of the Fort Worth Botanical Garden.

The 2014 Keynote Speaker during the Award Luncheon will be Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bob Ray Sanders.  Bob Ray Sanders is often criticized for writing about things he could not have experienced because, some readers say, “he can’t be that old.” The truth is Bob Ray has been a professional journalist for 40 years and in three media: newspaper, television and radio. A Fort Worth native who knows and cares about his community, and those with whom he shares this planet, this is a columnist who is not afraid to speak out on behalf of downtrodden people.

The morning panel discussion will include Kathryn Kase, the Executive Director of the Texas Defender Service, and Shari Silberstein, the Executive Director of Equal Justice USA.  Kathryn will provide valuable information on the role that Texas plays in the national movement and how we are providing the model for collaboration aimed at decreasing use of the death penalty in our state.  Shari will frame the national movement and strategy for abolition, with a particular focus on state legislative efforts.  EJUSA is pioneering a new outreach effort, Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty.

The TCADP Board of Directors is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2014 Annual Awards, which will be presented during the 2014 Annual Conference: “Lighting the Way” Luncheon on February 22, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Appreciation Award: Ariana Campos, who has provided critical logistical support for TCADP’s activities in the State Capitol since 2009.
Appreciation Award: Maria Castillo, one of TCADP’s stalwart volunteers in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, for her incredible outreach efforts.
Appreciation Award: Paula Keeth, a steadfast advocate for abolition and devoted member of the TCADP Dallas Chapter, for her commitment to the issue and inspiration of others.
Appreciation Award: Burnham Terrell, for his faithful work coordinating the Houston-area execution vigils for many years.  The award will be presented post-humously.  Learn more about Burnham below.
Courage Award: State Representative Terry Canales, in recognition of his public statement in support of ending the death penalty during the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee’s hearing on House Bill 1703 by Rep. Jessica Farrar on April 29, 2013
David P. Atwood Founder’s Award: State Representative Lon Burnam, in recognition of his lifelong commitment to justice and his contributions to abolition and to TCADP, both within and outside of the Texas Legislature
Read more about these winners.

Special early bird registration rates are available for students, members, and supporters now!  Register Today!

Sponsorship Opportunities:  Consider ways your organization, faith community, or business can engage with TCADP conference attendees.Download PDF

Conference Hotel:  Block rate of $109 a night – Springhill Suites Fort Worth University – 3250 Lovell Avenue, Fort Worth, TX  76107-5730Book your Group Rate Hotel Room

Stay tuned for more details!  TCADP members receive a discounted registration rate, so be sure to stay current.



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