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Restorative Justice:

Abolishing the Death Penalty

in Florida

When: April 10th 9:00am-3:00pm (Registration starts at 8:30am)
Where: Barry University Broad Auditorium

8:30am- Registration

9:00-9:50am- Broad auditorium.

Welcoming words by Consortium, Exoneree Seth Penalver, and theatrical performance by Barry University theater students.


10:00-11:50am- Workshop sessions (each session repeated so attendees will select two.

Florida Death Penalty Overview, Dr. Laura Finley, Associate Professor of Sociology & Criminology (Andreas 111)

Strategic Organizing for Abolition in Florida, Mark Elliott, Executive Director, Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (Andreas 112)

Catholic Position on Abolition, Steffano Montano (Cor Jesu Chapel)

Legal Issues with the Death Penalty, (Michael Chance Meyer) (Thompson 230)


12:00-1:00pm- Free Lunch Andreas 111


1-1:50pm- Strategic Organizing: Breakouts on the following topics:

  • Education, Dr. Laura Finley (Andreas 111)

  • Healing and Supporting Victim's Families, SueZann Bosler, (Kostka Room)

  • Policy Strategy, Mark Elliott, Executive Direction of FADP (Andreas 112)

  • Developing a research agenda, (TBD) (Thompson 230)

  • Legal Strategy, (Steffano Montano) (Lehman 104)

  • Using Social Media, Carolina Rios (Cor Jesu Chapel)



2-2:30pm- Strategic collaboration and Collective Action- Andreas 111

2:30-3:00pm- Consortium leaders address next steps


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