On Saturday, November 4 at 7 p.m., Pilgrim is pleased to host this event organized by the Justice and Witness Ministries of the Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ and Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
About the event:
Reggie Griffin spent 23 years on death row and Joe Amrine spent 17 years for crimes they did not commit. Both men were exonerated only after losing decades fighting to prove their innocence – their experiences demonstrate how Missouri’s death penalty is steeped in issues of racial injustice, prosecutorial misconduct, deficiency in defense and counsel, and disparities in representation and sentencing. This is especially relevant now in the current case of Marcellus Williams, who just this August came within five hours of
being executed for a crime that DNA evidence shows he did not commit. On November 4, Reggie, Joe, Missouri Representative Bruce Franks, Jr., and Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty will speak about all of these issues, their tragic impacts on real people and communities today.
All are welcome! Parking is available to the rear of the church building, off of Kensington Avenue.
A reception will follow the event.