Lynching, Death Penalty history connected

On Wednesday, March 24, there will be a teach-in at Laney College called, "Lynching Then, Lynching Now: The Roots of Racism and the Death Penalty in America." The program connects the link between lynching and the death penalty in the United States.

The Fourth Annual Stanley Tookie Williams Summit was held at Merritt College December 2009
Speakers include Barbara Becnel, Stanley Tookie Williams Legacy Network, former death row inmate Lawrence Hayes, Jack Bryson of the Movement for Justice for Oscar Grant, and Jabari Shaw, VP of the Laney Black Student Union. Death row inmate Kevin Cooper will be calling in from San Quentin.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in D-200. The program is being sponsored by the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, the Kevin Cooper Defense Committee and the International Socialist Organization (ISO). Call 510-333-7966 for more information.

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