Monday, Oct.25, St. Mary’s University School of Law and St. Mary’s University Ministry Office of Social Justice will host speakers from Journey of Hope, an organization that advocates for alternatives to the death penalty by discussing the impact of the death penalty on society. Among those speaking at St. Mary’s will be a father whose daughter was killed in the Oklahoma City bombings, the brother of “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski and a man who spent more than 20 years on death row wrongly convicted.
The program is open to the public and scheduled for noon in the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library Alumni Room.
Speakers with the organization tour from city to city in hopes of acquainting murder victim families with various alternatives to the death penalty and the healing process.
The organization is made up of family members of both murder victims and current or former death row inmates as well as activists fighting against the death penalty.