AAC is an ad-hoc group of individuals committed to highly visible and effective public
education for alternatives to the death penalty through nonviolent direct action.

 

WELCOME TO STARVIN' FOR JUSTICE 2007

The 14th Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty
at the U.S. Supreme Court
June 29th - July 2nd, 2007

"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape."
-- anon

Fast & Vigil Highlights, including evening speaker series.
Fast & Vigil Full Schedule

EXECUTION WATCH!

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.

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS

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.

June 29Friday Marks the 35th anniversary of the 1972 Furman v. Georgia decision in which the U.S. Supreme Court found the death penalty to be applied in an arbitrary and capricious manner. F&V starts at 12:01am. Busloads of tourists just waiting for YOU to hand them a flier!

12pm to 1pm (or so) - RALLY FOR ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY, with a focus on the 35th ANNIVERSARY of the Furman Decision - featuring death row survivors, murder victim family members, death row family members, and leaders of sponsoring organizations.

Abolition Teach-In from 6:00 to 9pm, featuring leading movement speakers including Moreese Bickham, Joan Cheever, Renny Cushing, Marshall Hartman and Ron McAndrew, with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.

June 30Saturday Busloads of tourists just waiting for YOU to hand them a flier! Join the roving vigil by checking out a museum or the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival WHILE WEARING ABOLITIONWEAR and leafletting DC crowds. (These activities can take place throughout the four days of the F&V.)

Abolition Teach-In from 6:00 to 9pm, featuring leading movement speakers including SueZann Bosler, Georgi Fisher, Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, Bill Jenkins, Shujaa Graham, & Phyllis Prentice, with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.

July 1Sunday Busloads of tourists just waiting for YOU to hand them a flier!

Abolition Teach-In from 6:00 to 9pm, featuring leading movement speakers including David Elliot, Art Laffin, Christina Lawson, and Shabak WaQlimi, with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.

Fast & Vigil becomes continuous with those who choose to do so maintaining the
vigil overnight.

July 2Monday Marks the 31st anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Gregg V. Georgia, in which new death penalty laws were upheld and state-sponsored prisoner killings were allowed to resume. Busloads of tourists just waiting for YOU to hand them a flier! Join the roving vigil by checking out a museum or the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival WHILE WEARING ABOLITIONWEAR and leafletting DC crowds. (These activities can take place throughout the four days of the F&V.)

Abolition Teach-In from 6:00 to 9pm, featuring leading movement speakers including Bill Pelke, Delia Perez Meyer, and George White with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.

Break the fast 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).
 
June 28Thursday *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.
Thank you for your consideration.

June 29Friday 35th Anniversary of Furman decision....

*12:00am -Opening Gathering at SCOTUS (usually lasts about 30 minutes).
*8:30am -Access to United Methodist Building
*8:30am -Set-up/vigil begins
12:00pm -Rally for Abolition
6:00pm -Abolition Teach-In - see schedule.
9:30pm -Begin shutting down for the day

Abolition Teach-In from 6:00 to 9pm, featuring leading movement speakers including Moreese Bickham, Joan Cheever, Renny Cushing, Marshall Hartman and Ron McAndrew, with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.

June 30Saturday
*8:30am -Access to United Methodist Building
*8:30am -Set-up/vigil begins
*6:00pm - Abolition Teach-In - see schedule
 9:00pm -Begin shutting down for the day.

Abolition Teach-In from 6:00 to 9pm, featuring leading movement speakers including SueZann Bosler, Georgi Fisher, Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, Bill Jenkins, Shujaa Graham, & Phyllis Prentice, with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.

July 1Sunday
*8:30am - Set-up is complete/vigil becomes continuous
*6:00pm - Abolition Teach-In - see schedule
*Vigilers who wish will stay out all night.

Abolition Teach-In from 6:00 to 9pm, featuring leading movement speakers including David Elliot, Art Laffin, Christina Lawson, and Shabak WaQlimi, with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.

July 2Monday 31st Anniversary of Gregg v. Georgia

6:00pm - Abolition Teach-In - see schedule
11:15pm - Final gathering at SCOTUS

Abolition Teach-In from 6:00 to 9pm, featuring leading movement speakers including Bill Pelke, Delia Perez Meyer, and George White with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.

July 3Tuesday
*12:01am - Break the fast with a meal lovingly prepared by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House.

*11am -Everyone must be out of CCNV



Abolitionist Action Committee (AAC)
PMB 335
2603 NW 13th (AKA Dr. MLK Jr. Hwy)
Gainesville, FL 32609
800-973-6548   aac@abolition.org

   

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