September 21st marks ten years since the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis, despite a strong innocence case and a massive global campaign fighting for his life. In the decade since Troy’s murder, the movement against the death penalty and state violence that Troy and his family helped build has continued to grow. Troy’s family members and countless supporters continue to do this work in his name, as he asked them to.
Please join the Davis Family, Donkeysaddle Projects, and co-sponsors to honor Troy’s life, reflect on the movement he helped build, and re-energize ourselves to (in Troy’s final words) “continue to fight this fight.”
The online gathering will be moderated by Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!
There will be a sneak peek of the I Am Troy Davis documentary film currently in production, and the opportunity to hear from:
-Kimberly Davis (Troy’s sister)
De’Jaun Davis-Correia (Troy’s nephew)
-Thenjiwe McHarris (a leader in the Movement for Black Lives, who was deeply involved in the fight for Troy’s life)
-Delia Perez Meyer (the sister of Louis Castro Perez, who is fighting to prove his innocence from Texas’ Death Row)
-Marc Lamont Hill (author, activist and television host)
-Kalonji Jama Changa (organizer and author whose organization FTP Movement was active in the fight to save Troy).
Tickets by (optional) donation.
Proceeds support the education of Troy’s nieces and Donkeysaddle’s I Am Troy Davis project.
Sponsored by Donkeysaddle Projects.
Co-sponsored by 8th Amendment Project, Amnesty International USA, Death Penalty Action, Equal Justice USA, FTP Movement, Haymarket Books, Highlander Research and Education Center and the Movement for Black Lives
Join Southern Fried Queer Pride in a Queer & Trans De-Escalation Training, happening Sunday, September 26th at 2PM at Neighborhood Church (1561 McLendon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307). This training will focus on de-escalation for small to large events, inter-communal conflicts, and more.
This event is all ages.
No RSVP is required.
MASKS ARE MANDATORY.
The event will take place in the front of the church in an indoor space.
Flyer artwork by Maite Nazario // @maitexnazario
Parking: Parking can be found on McLendon Ave in front of the church, as well as the parking lot behind the church on Mell Ave. The Edgewood-Candler Park MARTA Station is 4 blocks away.
Accessibility Info: Entrances to Neighborhood Church is ADA accessible. There are ramp entrances in the front off of McLendon Ave, as well from the parking lot off of Mell Ave. All main entrances have button-opening doors. The space for the meeting is best accessible through the front.
Southern Fried Queer Pride is an Atlanta based organization empowering Black & QTPOC-centered communities in the South through the arts! For more info, find us at: southernfriedqueerpride.com. For questions, email us at: email@example.com