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 2008

The 15th Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty
at the U.S. Supreme Court
June 29th - July 2nd, 2008

"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 28 Saturday

Last Supper CCNV is available for check in from 1:00pm. * 9:30pm - Capital City Brewing Company

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.
 
Capital City Brewing Company is immediately adjacent to Union Station in the same place as the postal museum.  They have a nice quiet room that we can reserve at no cost and order off the menu, which would be standard Americana. andwiches are in the $8 to $10 range and entres in the $14 to $22 range.  Full bar.

 

June 29 Sunday 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!

 

June 30 Monday 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.)

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 with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.

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

Abolition Teach-In from 6:00 to 9pm, featuring leading movement speakers inclwith interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.

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

July 2 Wednesday Marks the 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Furman 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 with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.

Break the fast: Midnight


 
DAY BY DAY SCHEDULE
June 28 Saturday

Last Supper CCNV is available for check in from 1:00pm. * 9:30pm - Capital City Brewing Company

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.
 
Capital City Brewing Company is immediately adjacent to Union Station in the same place as the postal museum.  They have a nice quiet room that we can reserve at no cost and order off the menu, which would be standard Americana. andwiches are in the $8 to $10 range and entres in the $14 to $22 range.  Full bar.

June 29 Sunday *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!
June 30 Monday 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 with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.

June 30Sunday
*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 with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.

July 1 Tuesday
*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 with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.

July 2 Wednesday 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 with interludes by musicians and spoken word artists.

July 3 Thursday
*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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