Date: Tuesday, Apr. 9
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Register By: Apr. 2
"Lindy Lou: Juror Number 2" is a documentary film by Florent Vassault. For 20 years, Lindy has lived with unbearable guilt. Committed to fulfilling her civic duty, Lindy sat with 11 other people on a jury that handed down the death penalty to a Mississippi man convicted of a double homicide. An overwhelming feeling of regret compels Lindy to track down her fellow jurors to discuss their own experiences both during and after the trial. A conservative, religious woman from the South, she tackles this topic with humor, an open mind, and sincere curiosity. This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov). Join us for a fascinating examination of an often-overlooked perspective on the death penalty. (http://www.pbs.org/pov/lindylou/) The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) is a statewide, grassroots organization working to end the death penalty in Texas. We engage in outreach, education, and advocacy to raise awareness of death penalty issues and promote a political/cultural climate that accepts alternatives to capital punishment. TCADP works to reduce death sentences and executions until the death penalty is abolished, and to build common ground around opposition to the death penalty.
Kristin Houlé, involved with human rights and death penalty movements since 1995, has served as the Executive Director of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) since 2008. From 2007-2008 she was a Soros Justice Fellow and conducted research and public education around the intersection of the death penalty and severe mental illness in Texas. She served for five years as the Program Associate for Amnesty International USA's Program to Abolish the Death Penalty. Kristin graduated from the University of Kentucky and resides in Austin, Texas.