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Beyond the Death Penalty: A Conversation with Family Members of Murder Victims

Beyond the Death Penalty: A Conversation with Family Members of Murder Victims

 

 

Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Monday May 11, 2011 6-8 PM

 

 

Please join in a public conversation about murder and its impact upon the surviving family members of murder victims.

 

Panelist participating in the Beyond the Death Penalty Conversation include:

 

Tina Chery                            

In 1993 Tina’s 15 year old son Louis was killed in the crossfire of a gang shooting in Dorchester while on his way to a Teens Against Gang Violence meeting. Tina is the founder and director of the Louis D.Brown Peace Institute, which supports families of homicide victims, and sponsors the annual Mother’s Day March for Peace.

 

Bob Curley    

In 1996 Bob’s 10-year old son Jeffrey Curley was lured by predatory pedophiles and murdered. The story of Bob’s journey from leading the campaign to reinstate the death penalty in Massachusetts to opponent of capital punishment is chronicled in the book “The Ride”. Bob works tirelessly to prevent sexual violence against children.  

 

Renny Cushing  

Renny’s father and brother-in-law were murdered in separate events. Renny is a 5-term member of the New Hampshire House of Renny and an advocate for crime victims and for the abolition of the death penalty.

 

Kate Lowenstein

Kate’s father, Allard Lowenstein was murdered in 1980. Kate is a nationally recognized victims rights attorney and juvenile justice advocate.

 

Julia Rodriguez

 Julia’s brother Greg Rodriguez was killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.  She joined other family members of 9/11 victims in opposing the death penalty for Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted in connection with the attacks.

 

Bud Welch

Bud Welch’s daughter, Julie Marie Welch, was killed in the Oklahoma City Terrorist Bombing in 1995.  Bud opposed the execution of the bomber, Tim McVeigh.  He is the founding President of Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights.

 

Sponsored by Murder Victims Families for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty, NH Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Massachusetts Civil Liberties Union, and American Friends Service Committee New England Regional Office

 

Contact:          Renny Cushing (617) 930-5196

                        Cynthia Gabriel  (917) 815-7118

                        John-Michael Dumais (603) 513-2266