Friday, February 10, 2006

Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break

If you're a young person and you're in Texas (or maybe you're not in Texas but you want to visit) here's an interesting idea. A coalition of groups including the Texas Moratorium Network, Texas Death Penalty Education and Resource Center, Campaign to End the Death Penalty - Austin Chapter and Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty are sponsoring the 2006 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break in Austin from March 13-17. (Man, I miss the South. Technically, winter isn't over until March 20, but they're already starting to think about spring down there.)

Anyway, this is the third year in a row that this event has been held. Its purpose is to bring high school and college students to Austin for five days of anti-death penalty activism and education.

Hooman Hedayati, head of Texas Students Against the Death Penalty, explains it this way:

"We will provide participants with workshops that will teach them skills they can use to go back home and set up new anti-death penalty student organizations or improve ones that may already exist. Participants can apply what they learn to organize against the death penalty or in their activities involving other issues.

Activities include various workshops, a bus trip to Huntsville to protest an execution on March 15, and a Lobby Day in Austin.

More information and a registration form is available on the TSADP website

Also -- and how cool is this -- they've started their own blog. As soon as I have time and come up for air, we will link.

1 comment:

PersianCowboy said...

Hello David,

Thanks for writting about our Spring Break program. By the way did you know that MTV is coming to our alternative Spring Break?