WELCOME TO STARVIN' FOR JUSTICE 2005
The 12th Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty
|"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape."|
If any prisoner-exterminations are scheduled to take place during the Fast & Vigil, they will be noted below. As in the past, The Fast & Vigil will focus attention on each killing around the time scheduled. Please plan to be present at the court at least ten minutes prior to the time specified.
PLEASE NOTE: Click on a persons name to see background on each speaker featured in the evening Abolition Teach-Ins. Please note that speakers are listed alphabetically and have all been confirmed, but nevertheless are subject to change. The order of speakers will not be determined until the F&V is under way. Other speakers may be added at any time, but we expect that no evening program will go past 9pm. Note that Saturday's program starts at 5:30pm, the others at 6:30pm. Those speakers who have books will be available to sign their books, and the books will be available at the AbolitionWear Table.
Marks the anniversary of the 1972 Furman v. Georgia decision in which
U.S. Supreme Court found the death penalty to be applied in an
and capricious manner. F&V starts at 12:01am. NOON HOUR RALLY/MEDIA
EVENT. This is the main public media event for this year's Fast &
Vigil. Meanwhile, busloads of tourists just waiting for YOU to hand
Abolition Teach-In from 6:30 to 9pm, featuring Ruth Friedman, Shujaa Graham, Sapna Mirchandani, and Diann Rust-Tierney with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists. .
Busloads of tourists just waiting for YOU to hand them a flier! Join
roving vigil by checking out a museum or the Smithsonian's Folklife
Festival WHILE WEARING ABOLITIONWEAR and leafletting DC crowds.
activities can take place throughout the four days of the F&V.)
Abolition Teach-In from 6:30 to 9pm, featuring David Kaczinski, Bill Pelke, and Shari Silberstein , with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.
Execution vigil at 7pm.
|July 1||Friday||Busloads of tourists just waiting for YOU to hand them a flier! Abolition Teach-In from 6:30 to 9pm, featuring Celeste Fitzgerald, Dale Recinella, and George White, with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists. Fast & Vigil becomes continuous with those who choose to do so maintaining the vigil overnight.|
Marks the anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Gregg V.
in which new death penalty laws were upheld and state-sponsored
killings were allowed to resume. Busloads of tourists just waiting
to hand them a flier! Join the roving vigil by checking out a museum
Smithsonian's Folklife Festival WHILE WEARING ABOLITIONWEAR and
DC crowds. (These activities can take place throughout the four days
Abolition Teach-In from 5:30 to 9pm, featuring Abe Bonowitz, Rick Halperin, Shakeerah Hameen, and Shabaka WaQlimi, and others to be announced, with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists. Break the fast at midnight!
|DAY BY DAY SCHEDULE|
We are fairly laid back at this event, and as such almost all times are
approximate. The times when absolute punctuality will be observed are
indicated with an *. Unless otherwise noted, all events are at the Supreme
Court of the United States (SCOTUS).
*CCNV is available for check in from 1:00pm.
* 9:30pm - Last Supper: The Last Supper will take place at "Taverna The Greek Islands," which is located at 305 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, just down the street from the Library of Congress, and only three blocks from SCOTUS. They know who we are, they like us, we have a reservation, we can order off the menu again this year, there will be plenty of choices for vegetarians, and to quote the boss, "We will take care of you." Plan to spend $8 to $15, not including drinks.
Everyone is welcome, even at the last minute. However space is limited,
but we can expand. Please be sure to let us know if you are planning to
attend so we can let the restaurant know what to expect.
|June 29||Wednesday||33rd Anniversary of Furman decision....
29th Anniversary of Gregg v. Georgia
Abolitionist Action Committee (AAC)
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