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October 2014
$12 - $29

Sister Helen Prejean: Dead Man Walking in Washington State (Tacoma)

October 12, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, 901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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WCADP will be tabling at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts during Sister Helen's talk. Come join us! Purchase tickets here. From their site: The death penalty is one of the greatly debated issues facing America, yet very few delve deeply enough into this issue to make informed decisions about it. Sister Helen Prejean’s invites audiences to take time to learn, explore, and reflect. As a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, Sister Prejean realized her calling was…

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I Am Troy Davis Book Discussion with Author, Jen Marlowe

October 12, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Village Books Reading Gallery, 1200 11th St.
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Join us for a discussion with Jen Marlowe, the author of I Am Troy Davis. The I Am Troy Davis Community Book Club is marking the 3-year anniversary of Troy'Davis's unjust execution, and intends to deepen and widen the discourse about the human impact of the criminal justice system and the death penalty. Through hundreds of intimate book discussions across the country, Troy's story and all it exposes about the criminal justice and death penalty systems, and the racism that undergirds them, will reach and impact…

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$15

Sister Helen: Power, Justice, Grace, and the Death Penalty (Seattle)

October 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Queen Anne United Methodist Church, 1606 5th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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WCADP will be tabling at this event. Can't wait to see you there! Purchase your tickets here. From their site: Sister Helen Prejean is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph where she began working in prison ministry in 1981. As part of her work, she became the spiritual advisor for Patrick Sonnier, who was convicted of killing two teenage girls. Her experience of walking with him through his execution led Sister Helen to writeDead Man Walking: an Eyewitness Account…

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Just Mercy book discussion with the author, Dorothy Van Soest (Tacoma)

October 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King’s Books, 218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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Dorothy Van Soest will be discussing her book, Just Mercy at King's Books. Her book will be available for purchase at the bookstore, or you can purchase it online here. From the cover: Bernadette Baker lives through every mother’s worst nightmare when her adopted sixteen-year-old daughter, Veronica, is brutally murdered by a deranged stranger. The shocking and random act of violence sets off a chain of events that causes Bernadette’s family to face unimaginable pain and question everything they hold…

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Just Mercy book discussion with the author, Dorothy Van Soest (Seattle)

October 16, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
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Dorothy Van Soest will be discussing her book, Just Mercy at King’s Books. Her book will be available for purchase at the bookstore, or you can purchase it online here. From the cover: Bernadette Baker lives through every mother’s worst nightmare when her adopted sixteen-year-old daughter, Veronica, is brutally murdered by a deranged stranger. The shocking and random act of violence sets off a chain of events that causes Bernadette’s family to face unimaginable pain and question everything they hold dear. Ten years…

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Free

Annual Meeting

October 18, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd SE
Bellevue, WA 98006 United States
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Join us for lunch as we discuss the roadmap for the coming year. As our 2nd Annual Week of Action winds to a close, we will come together to vote for WCADP’s 2014-2015 Board of Directors and to recognize this year’s Abolitionist of the Year. We will then hear from this year’s keynote speaker, Aba Gayle. We invite you to stay to partake in volunteer and lobby day training to make sure we can be effective and efficient at our…

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[Date change] I Am Troy Davis book discussion with the author, Jen Marlowe (Seattle)

October 19, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Uptown Espresso, 500 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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Join us for a discussion with Jen Marlowe, the author of I Am Troy Davis. The I Am Troy Davis Community Book Club is marking the 3-year anniversary of Troy'Davis's unjust execution, and intends to deepen and widen the discourse about the human impact of the criminal justice system and the death penalty. Through hundreds of intimate book discussions across the country, Troy's story and all it exposes about the criminal justice and death penalty systems, and the racism that undergirds them, will reach and impact…

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November 2014
$10

The Exonerated (Spokane)-Two showings

November 21, 2014 - November 22, 2014
Magnuson Theatre-Gonzaga University, 502 E Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99202 United States
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Join the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS) and the Inland NW Death Penalty Abolition Group (INDPAG), along with their co-sponsors* in viewing a production of "The Exonerated: America has a legal system. It needs a justice system." Buy your tickets here. Tickets are $10, with student tickets being offered at a discounted rate of $5.   For more information, contact Shar at slichty@pjals.org or 509-838-7870 *Community Building Foundation, Mary Pat Treuthart, Myrta & Maurina Ladich, and Dennis Medina

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May 2015
Free

The Power of Story: A Conversation About the Death Penalty

May 21, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd SE
Bellevue, WA 98006 United States
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Why is the issue of capital punishment so divisive? Are Americans aware of the complexities of the issue? Capital punishment, more than any other public issue, has given rise to considerable differences of opinion in U.S. society. When a moratorium on executions in Washington state was announced in February 2014 by Governor Jay Inslee, it sparked a national debate about capital punishment. In a presentation that is designed to promote cultural change and influence policy, author and educator Dorothy Van Soest facilitates…

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December 2015
Free

An Evening with Exoneree Nate Fields & Musician Bradford Loomis

December 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Beer Company, 2050 NW Market St
Seattle, 98107 United States
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The Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Witness to Innocencewill be co-hosting a friendraiser/fundraiser on December 9th! There are no tickets for this event. We'll have some light snacks to share, and you can show your love to Ballard Beer Company for donating their space to us by purchasing some of their great local beers (non-alcoholic beverages available too!). We'll of course "pass the hat" for the fundraising part of the evening, and all donations will be equally shared between the two…

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