Witness to Innocence – The Gathering: Exonerees Empowered to End the Death Penalty World Wide

October 10, 2015 all-day
St Clarence Church
30106 Lorain Rd
North Olmsted, OH 44070
Suggested $20 registration fee to attend. Includes meals.
Mariko Franz

CLE Gathering

There is no voice more powerful than those who were exonerated from death row, and there are no greater lessons than can be learned in the fight to end the death penalty than from the exonerees themselves.

Witness to Innocence is hosting a day-long conference of workshops and events in conjunction with its Annual Gathering of exonerees and loved ones and World Day Against the Death Penalty. All events will take place at St Clarence Church.

WTI Gathering

Schedule of Events

9:00—9:10am Welcome from Witness to Innocence Executive Director Magdaleno “Leno” Rose Avila

9:15—10:00am What is World Day Against the Death Penalty with Elizabeth Zitrin, Chair of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

10:10am—11:40am Winning Federal & State Compensation for the Wrongfully Convicted with exonerees Nate Fields, Ron Keine, Saundra Westervelt and other members of WTI’s Compensation Campaign

11:40—1:30pm LUNCH DISCUSSION: Taking the Death Penalty to the Supreme Court: The Implications of the Glossip Decision with Dale Baich, Arizona Federal Defender & Attorney to Richard Glossip, subject to botched execution in Oklahoma and Ginny Sloan, president, The Constitution Project

2:15—3:45pm The State of the Death Penalty with David Mills, federal attorney, Kevin Werner, executive director Ohioans to Stop Executions and Brian Stolariz, attorney that represented exoneree Dewayne Brown

4:00—5:15pm The Impact of DNA on the Death Penalty with Mike Radelet, expert on innocence

5:30—6:45pm COCKTAIL RECEPTION followed by a remembrance of exoneree Dave Keaton with remarks from Sam Reese Sheppard

7:00pm Dinner featuring

Mike Farrell
Mike Farrell, Actor & President of Death Penalty Focus
Judge Nancy Margaret Russo
Judge Nancy Margaret Russo, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court