03.01.2006

ARTISTS AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY — The Brecht Forum

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Date/Time: 01/03/2006 12:00 am


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(New York, NY)–In observance of National Death Penalty Awareness Week
(Feb. 27 – March 3) and International Abolition Day (March 1), the
Campaign to End the Death Penalty, the Welfare Poets, and Amnesty
International present:
ARTISTS AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY:
An Art Show and Fundraiser for Death Row Prisoner Tony Ford
WHEN: Wed, March 1; Opens at 3:00 pm, Reception at 7:00 pm
WHERE: The Brecht Forum, 451 West St (that’s West Side Highway between
Bank & Bethune)
The exhibit will feature artwork by Tony Ford, other death row
prisoners, and local artists opposed to capital punishment. The
Welfare Poets will perform. All money raised will go to the Tony
Ford’s wife & the Campaign to Save to Tony Ford.
For more information, contact nyc@nodeathpenalty.org or call (917) 435-3614.
About Tony Ford
Tony Egbuna Ford is a prisoner on death row in Livingston, TX. He has
been on death row since 1993 despite evidence pointing to a wrongful
conviction. His scheduled execution was recently postponed in
anticipation of the results of DNA testing that is sure to establish
his innocence for once & all. However, his fate remains in the
balance.
For more information on his case, visit www.tonyford.org.
About the Welfare Poets
The Welfare Poets are a collective of activists, educators, and
artists together since 1990. Through teaching residencies and
workshops, through activism around community struggles and through
sharp-edged performances of music that incorporates Hip Hop, Bomba y
Plena, Latin Jazz and other rhythms, the Welfare Poets bring
information and inspiration to those facing oppression and those
fighting for liberation.
For more information, visit http://welfarepoets.com
About the Campaign to End the Death Penalty
The CEDP is a national grassroots organization that has chapters in
several cities across the country. We are committed to the fight to
end the death penalty in the United States. We hold meetings and
forums to help educate the public and expose the truth about the
racism and unfairness of the death penalty. We also hold rallies,
demonstrations and press conferences to pressure our public officials.
For more information, visit www.nodeathpenalty.org.

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