Death Penalty Speaker: Shujaa Graham
February 24, 2010
Physical Education Center, Shander Room, at 6 p.m.
Alvernia University Main Campus
Shujaa Graham was framed for a crime he didn't commit in 1976 in California and sentenced to the death penalty. After fighting for his freedom for more than five years, he was proven innocent in 1981 and relased from prison. Since then, Shujaa has toured the country speaking out against injustices such as the death penalty. On Wednesday, February 24, he will visit Alvernia University as part of Witness to Innocence, an organization that fights against the death penalty by helping other death row exonerees like Shujaa to tell their stories.
For more information about this event, contact Daniel Flynn or visit the Witness to Innocence website.
Hosting this event are three Alvernia clubs: STOP (Students Teaching Others Peace), Criminal Justice Association, and Honors Council.