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Monday, October 02, 2006

No Death Penalty WI Statewide Events

Witness to Innocence, ACLU of WI, UWM, League of Women Voters, Amnesty International, WCADP, NCADP, people of faith, the Innocence Project and of course NoDeathPenaltyWI have put together a staggering number of events in October to discuss all the implications of reinstating the death penalty in Wisconsin. Here are the events in the next two weeks or so. More to follow as the calendar gets set.

Some of these events are both sides, some are stories of how the death penalty in other states directly affected the actual people speaking. It is imperative if you are on the fence on this issue that you attend at least one if not as many of these programs as you are able to attend.

Wisconsinites have been forced for purely political reasons to make a sobering choice on November 7th. Make sure you have all the information before you go to the polls to vote.

You could someday be one of these everyday Americans .....

Renee


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4

Madison

Shujaa Graham, Ron Keine and Ray Krone

Event: House Party Fundraiser for Witness to Innocence

Date/Time: 10/4/06, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Mike Walkomir’s House (west of Madison)
Speakers: Ray Krone, Ron Keine, Shujaa Graham
Contact Person: Kurt Rosenberg, 215-609-9462
events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

Racine

Event: Screening of The Exonerated

Date/Time: 10/4/06, 7pm
Location: Racine Public Library
Speaker: Morgan McLean of Amnesty International
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

Milwaukee

Event: Death Row Exonoree Speaks Out

Time: 10/5/06, 10 – 11am
Location: Thomas Moore HS
Speaker: Juan Melendez
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

Event: Brown Bag Lunch w/Death Row Exonoree
Location: Marquette University Sociology Department
Date/Time: 10/05/06, 12noon
Speaker: Juan Melendez
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org


Event: Death Row Exonoree Speaks Out
Date/Time: 10/5/06, 7 – 8:30 pm
Location: Marquette University/111 Emory Clark Hall (School of Nursing)
Speaker: Juan Melendez
Contact: Rick Jones at 414-288-3436, Richard.Jones@Marquette.edu
Sponsor: Marquette Department of Social and Cultural Concerns
events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

Event: Distinguished Lecture Series with Barry Scheck, The Innocence Project
Capitol Punishment: What Should Wisconsin Do?
Date/Time: 10/5/06, 7:30 – 9:30
Location: University of Wisconsin-Milwuakee/2200 Kenwood Blvd, 2nd Floor
Speaker: Barry Scheck
Contact: Rebecca Grassl: 414.229.3728, grassl@aux.uwm.edu
events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

Green Bay

Event: Death Row Exonorees Speak Out
Location: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay/Eccumenical Center/2420 Nicolet Drive
Date/Time: 10/5/06, 12 - 1pm
Speakers: Shujaa Graham, Ron Keine, Josh Noble
Contact: Jan Scofield: 920-465-5133, jan@ecumenical-center.org
events@nodeathpenaltywi.org


Ripon College

Event: Death Row Exonorees Speak Out
Date/Time: 10/5/06, 7 - 8:30pm
Location: Ripon College/East Hall Room 101
Speakers: Shujaa Graham, Ron Keine, Josh Noble
Contact: Diane Beres: beresd@ripon.edu
events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

Wausau

Event: Wisconsin Public Radio w/Glenn Moberg
Date/Time: 10/5/06, 5 - 5:30pm
Location: University of Wisconsin-Marathon County Main Building/518 S. 7th Street
Speaker: Ray Krone & TBD
Contact: Glenn Moberg: moberg@wpr.org, 715-261-6307
Call-in #: 800-780-9742
events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

Stevens Point

Event: Death Row Exonoree Speaks Out
Date/Time: 10/5/06, 7:30 – 9pm
Location: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Newman Center
Speaker: Ray Krone & TBD
Contact: Tom Newman, TomLNewman@aol.com
events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

Kenosha

Event: Death Row Exonorees Speak Out

Date/Time: 10/5/06, 6:30 – 8 pm
Location: Carthage College/2001 Alford Park Drive
Speaker: Randy Steidl, Pauline Matthews
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org


Racine

Event: Death Penalty Forum

Date/Time: 10/5/06, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Racine YWCA/740 College Ave.
Speakers: Martina Correia and Robert Schultz
Sponsor: Racine NAACP, Amnesty International
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

Milwaukee

Event: Death Row Exonoree Speaks Out (Spanish Mass)
Date/Time: 10/8/06, 8 am
Location: St. Adalbert, 1923 W. Becher St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
Speaker: Juan Melendez
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org, 414-645-0413


Event: Death Row Exonoree Speaks Out (English Mass)
Date/Time: 10/8/06, 9:30 am
Location: St. Jacinto
Speaker: Juan Melendez
Contact: Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

Event: Death Row Exonoree Speaks Out (English Mass)
Date/Time: 10/8/06, 10 am
Location: St. Adalbert/1923 W. Becher St/Milwaukee, WI 53215
Speaker: Juan Melendez
Contact: Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org, 414-645-0413


Event: Death Row Exonoree Speaks Out
Date/Time: 10/8/06, 10-11am
Location: Islamic Society 4707 S 13th St., Milwaukee, WI 53221
Contact: Inshirah Farhoud, 414-313-1595, inshirah@execpc.com
Speaker: Shabaka Waqlimi & Freddy Pitts
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

Event: Death Row Exonorees Speak Out
Date/Time: 10/8/06, 9-10am
Location: Zion United Church of Christ/3301 S. 76 Street /Milwaukee, WI 53219
Speaker: Randy Steidl & Alburt Burrell (and Patty Steidl coming)
Contact: Rev. Glenn Danz: zion-pastor@sbcglobal.net, (414) 543-4646
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

Event: Death Row Exonorees Speak Out
Date/Time: 10/8/06, 10am (for 10 minutes) and 11:30 – 12:15 (Adult Class)
Location: Underwood Memorial Baptist Church, 1916 N Wauwatosa Ave
Speakers: Greg Wilhoit & David Keaton
Contact: Pastor Jamie Washam, 414-258-4246, revwasham@underwoodchurch.com
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org


Event: Death Row Exonorees Speak Out
Time: 10/8/06, after 11am service
Location: Progressive Baptist Church, 8324 W. Keefe Avenue, Milwaukee, 53222
Speaker: Randy Steidl & Alburt Burrell
Contact: Roland Womack, 414-462-9050, progressivebaptist@sbcglobal.net
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

Madison

Event: Death Row Exonorees Speak Out
Date/Time: 10/8/06, 9 – 10am (Adult Enrichment)
Location: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 5700 Pheasant Hill Road, Monoma, WI 53716
Speakers: Gary Drinkard & Harold Wilson
Contact: Nick Upthill, 608-222-1241, utphall.ststephens@tds.net
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

Event: Sister of Death Row Exonoree Speaks Out
Date/Time: 10/8/06, 11:30 – Noon (arrive at 11:15am)
Location: Grace Episcopal Church/116 West Washington Avenue/near the Capitol
Speaker: Monique Matthews (talking about her brother Ryan Matthews)
Contact: Rev. Pat Size, patsize@charter.net, 608-255-5147
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org


Event: Mother of Death Row Exonoree Speaks Out
Date/Time: 10/8/06, 5-6pm (Adult Education),
6-7:30 service and 7:30 potluck: invited to stay
Location: Madison Mennonite Church, services at Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ: 1501 Gilbert Rd Madison, WI 53711
Speaker: Pauline Matthews
Contact: Debbie Lyon 608-442-0287


MONDAY, OCTOBER 9

Janesville

Event: Death Penalty Forum
Date/Time: 10/9/06, 7 – 8:30 pm
Location: Blackhawk Technical College/6004 Prairie Rd/Triangle Room/Main building, lower level
Speaker: Gary Beeman, George White (not confirmed)
Contact: Joyce Metter: jmetter23@charter.net, 608-362-0654
Sponsor: League of Women Voters of Beloit & Janesville
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

Madison

Event: Fundraiser for No Death Penalty Wisconsin

Date/Time: 10/9/06, 5 - 7 pm
Location: Café Montmartre, 127 E. Mifflin St. w/just off Capitol Square
Special Guest: RON KEINE
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

Event: Amnesty International Madison Meeting
Date/Time: 10/9/06, 7:30 – 9pm
Location:
Speaker: Ron Keine (arrives after fundraiser)
Contact: Angie Hougas, hougasa@execpc.com, 608.838.6708
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org


Event: Death Penalty Forum
Date/Time: 6:30 – 8pm
Location: Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Church, 13001 West North AvenueBrookfield, WI 53005
Speaker: Michael McCann, Debra Fifer (not confirmed)
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org, 262.782.3535


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10

Milwaukee
Event: Fundraiser for No Death Penalty Wisconsin

Date/Time: 10/10/06, 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: The Wicked Hop/345 N. Broadway, in the Historic Third Ward
Special Guest: RON KEINE
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

La Crosse
Event: Brown Bag Lunch

Date/Time: 10/10/06, 12-1pm
Location: La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main St., La Crosse, WI 54601
Speaker: Gary Beeman
Contact: Betty Crux; krux@mwt.net, 608-689-2222. Library: 608-789-7100
Sponsor: League of Women Voters of La Crosse
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org

Event: Death Penalty Forum
Date/Time: 10/10/06, 7-8:30pm
Location: UW La Crosse/Port O’ Call Hall- Cartwright Center
Speaker: Gary Beeman, Keith Belzer, Jennifer Schillings
Contact: Betty Crux; krux@mwt.net, 608-689-2222/Guy Wolf: wolfclan3@centurytel.net
Contact: events@nodeathpenaltywi.org
Sponsor: League of Women Voters of La Crosse, Joint Legislative Regents Committee of the University and the UWL Progressives

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11

Great Debates from Grassroots Northshore
Invite your on the fence friends and those who aren't.
Death Penalty -- Is It Time in Wisconsin

Wednesday, October 11th/Doors Open at 6:30pm -- Debate at 7:00pm
Whitefish Bay Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Dr. , Moderator – Ben Merens -- WPR
For the Amendment
John McAdams, Professor – Political Science, Marquette University & TBA
Against the Amendment
E. Michael McCann, Milwaukee County District Attorney & Sachin Chheda, Campaign Director, No Death Penalty Wisconsin

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