July 25, 2017

Remembering Troy Davis

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This week will mark the one year anniversary of the execution of Troy Davis. There will be a conference sponsored by Georgians for an Alternative to the Death Penalty to remember Troy’s murder and to help further organize Georgians. The information is found below:

FROM TROY TO TRAYVON: EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO CHANGE CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICIES

Friends, family and justice seeking community,

September 21st marks one year since the execution of Troy Anthony Davis. Troy’s execution and the movement he inspired compelled hundreds of thousands to take action and exposed the brutal realities of criminal justice practices in the South.

To honor Troy’s life and legacy, the Community Organized Legal Advocacy (COLA) Center of Savannah and Georgians For Alternatives to the Death Penalty (GFADP) will convene a three day gathering in Savannah from Friday, 9/21 – Sunday, 9/23. From Troy to Trayvon: Empowering Communities to Change Criminal Justice Policies will gather more than 300 of the brightest organizers, advocates, attorneys and community members from across Georgia and the South to reflect on the state of our movement one year later, share skills, strategy and resources and lay out plans to strengthen our communities and transform criminal justice policies in Georgia and throughout our region.

Friday (9/21): Conference Registration and Memorial Service to honor the lives of Troy, Martina and Ms. Virginia.
Saturday (9/22) & Sunday (9/23): Workshops and Panels to help us build analysis, share skills and strategize about ways to build community power and successfully win our demands.

Conference Registration Fee: $50
Low income/ Formerly Incarcerated Persons: $15
*Fee includes access to all events, workshops, and plenaries as well as Lunch on Saturday and Sunday; Continental Breakfast will be provided by the Conference Hotel for participants staying there.
**We welcome additional donations to help subsidize low income participants. If you are able to contribute, please contact Evelyn Lynn at evelyn@gfadp.org or at 404-602-2856.

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