TCADP Month of Faith in Action on the Death Penalty – Events

A House Concert with Sara Hickman and Shelley King

Please join the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) and friends on Sunday, September 16, 2012 for a special night of music, food, and fellowship! Singer-songwriter and TCADP Advisory Board Member Sara Hickman and her family will graciously open their home that evening for a house concert featuring the music of Sara and fellow songstress Shelley King.  You won’t want to miss these two former Official Texas State Musicians when their powerful voices for love, peace, & justice come together!!

Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets today!  Proceeds from this house concert will benefit TCADP and its upcoming event featuring Sister Helen Prejean.  Four VIP packages are available for $200 – these include front-row seating at the house concert for two people plus admission to an intimate reception with Sister Helen Prejean before her speaking event on Friday, October 12 at St. Edward’s University in Austin.  This small, invitation-only reception will take place from 5:45 to 6:45 PM at St. Ed’s.

WHEN:        Sunday, September 16, 2012, 5:00 to 7:00 PM

WHAT:        House concert featuring Sara Hickman and Shelley King, plus potluck supper

WHERE:     The Home of Sara Hickman and Lance Schriner, Austin, Texas 78704 (the street address will be provided upon completion of your ticket purchase)

WHY:           To benefit TCADP’s work to end the death penalty in Texas!

General Admission Tickets (1 per person) are $50.

Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased online from TCADP or by sending a check, payable to TCADP, to: 2709 S. Lamar, Austin, TX 78704.  If paying by check, please indicate “Sara Hickman concert” in the memo line and tell us how many seats you’d like to reserve; also, please provide an email address and/or phone number with your check so that we can contact you with more details about the concert.  Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets today!

On October 12 at St. Edward’s University, Jones Auditorium at 7:00pm,  Sr. Helen Prejean will host a conversation with Dr. John ElfordSenior Pastor of University United Methodist Church and Rev. Nestor Menjivar, pastor of Principe de Paz (Prince of Peace) Baptist Church.

Sister Helen turned her experiences with death row and the Louisiana execution process into a book that was nominated for a 1993 Pulitzer Prize. Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States was number one on the New York Times Best Seller List and was developed into a major motion picture.

The conversation will include the challenges of moving Texas away from a culture of vengeance toward a culture of accountability that does not rely on the death penalty; how faith leaders and people of faith can take a more proactive role in educating their congregations about this issue;  and  the challenges of addressing the death penalty from the pulpit.  As Sr. Helen states, “I realize that I cannot stand by silently as my government executes its citizens. If I do not speak out and resist, I am an accomplice.”

Reserve your tickets today! Free to the public.  You will receive a confirmation email that will serve as your ticket!

RSVP-A Faithful Conversation on the Death Penalty w/ Sr. Helen Prejean

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