NASHVILLE, TN - October 14 - Presidential candidate Carol Moseley
Braun will address the annual conference of the National Coalition
to Abolish the Death Penalty, scheduled for Oct. 16-19 at the
Sheraton Downtown Nashville.
Ms. Moseley Braun, a former U.S. Senator from Illinois and
Ambassador to New Zealand, will speak to conference participants
at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the Sheraton.
Co-hosted by NCADP's state affiliate, the Tennessee Coalition to
Abolish State Killing, the conference will feature four days of
workshops, keynote speeches, author signings, artistic performances
and a Friday afternoon rally in front of the Tennessee state capitol.
Highlights of the conference include:
*****An opening panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday that will challenge
the notion that Tennessee's death penalty system is any less flawed
than those in states such as Illinois and Florida. Panelists include
former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Penny White, NAACP-Nashville
President Rev. Sonnye Dixon and Mary Ann Hea, a board member of
the Tennessee chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
****Moseley Braun's address, scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Friday.
****A Friday afternoon rally at 3:30 p.m. in front of the state capitol.
Speakers will include prominent leaders of national anti-death
penalty organizations, including NCADP's Brian Roberts.
****A Friday evening performance by The Healing Stage entitled,"Last Words: Resurrecting Our Nation's Executed." This national
production company is visiting Nashville in conjunction with
NCADP's national conference.
****Workshops Friday and Saturday featuring former people on
death row who were later found to be innocent and dealing with
such topics as the moratorium movement, mentally ill people on
death row, and John Ashcroft and the efforts to expand the federal