MVFR Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr., to speak at Starvin' for Justice in Washington, DC
Wednesday, June 29th, marks the 44th anniversary of the 1972 Furman v. Georgia decision in which the U.S. Supreme Court found the death penalty to be applied in an arbitrary and capricious manner. If you're in the area, come see our Executive Director participate in Abolition Teach-In and Q&A. More information after the flip.Read more
The Rev. Jack Sullivan Jr. carried his message against the death penalty to like-minded abolitionists in Oregon.“There is nothing personally redemptive or socially transformative about the death penalty,” Sullivan said Wednesday (June 22) at the annual banquet of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
"Ethel Lance, my mother, was killed on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, along with my cousins Susie Jackson and Tywanza Sanders, and six other people at Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston, South Carolina. It appears to have been a racially motivated massacre plotted by a 21-year-old white man", says Risher.