Death row exoneree Shujaa Graham to speak in Tucson
Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona is bringing Shujaa Graham, the nation’s 20th man exonerated from death row, to Tucson on Feb. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 3201 E. Presidio Road. The event, Shujaa Graham: Life After Death Row, is open to the public with donations accepted.
In 1973, Graham was framed for the murder of a prison guard and sent to San Quentin’s infamous death row. While the California Supreme Court overturned his death sentence in 1979, it wasn’t until 1981 that he was found innocent and released. Graham lectures on the death penalty, criminal justice system, racism and gang violence to audiences around the world and is active in efforts to abolish capital punishment. For more information, call (602) 357-4848 or visit www.azdeathpenalty.org.
Pre-event coverage as well as coverage of this event is welcome. To arrange media coverage or interviews, please contact Dan Peitzmeyer, interim executive director of Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona, at (602) 357-4848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What: Shujaa Graham: Life After Death Row
Where: St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 3201 E. Presidio Road
When: Friday, Feb. 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
How much: Donations accepted
More information: (602) 357-4848 or visit www.azdeathpenalty.org