Join us this coming Saturday for a DC Day of Remembrance for Troy Davis.
What: A commemoration of Troy Davis and a call for continued action, to coincide with Troy’s funeral
Where: Meet at Tivoli Square (14th street and Park street NW, DC); march to St. Stephens Church (1525 Newton Street NW, DC); followed by a march to the White House, carrying a symbolic coffin.
When: Saturday October 1: Tivoli Square, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; St. Stephens, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. followed by march to White House
Who: Activists and citizens opposed to the execution of Troy Davis, opposed to the death penalty and opposed to the racist criminal INjustice system who are grieving, angry and prepared to fight back. Speakers will include, among others, Olympian and activist John Carlos and Dr. Jared Ball.
Why: At 11:08 pm on Wednesday September 21st the State of Georgia, with a complicit Georgia Supreme Court, United States Supreme Court and President of the United States, murdered Troy Anthony Davis. But they could not kill what he stood for. As Troy said: The struggle for justice doesn’t end with me. This struggle is for all the Troy Davises who came before me and all the ones who will come after me. I’m in good spirits and I’m prayerful and at peace. But I will not stop fighting until I’ve taken my last breath. Georgia is prepared to snuff out the life of an innocent man. In honor of Troy, and in coincidence with his funeral in Savannah, Georgia, we will be having a Day of Remembrance here in Washington, D.C. October 1, however, will not merely be a day of remembrance but also a call for action. This is just the beginning; Troy’s legacy will live on forever.
DEATH TO THE DEATH PENALTY!