Join Catholic Mobilizing Network, the Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, and Witness to Innocence for a virtual conversation about Florida's death row with Brother Dale Recinella, Florida death row chaplain and Guardian of Life Awardee, and Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon, a Florida death row exoneree.
Participants will learn about opportunities to advance death penalty abolition in Florida and other timely resources. Bishop William Wack of Pensacola-Tallahassee will offer the opening prayer for this special event.
About the Event
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. ET (9:30 - 10:30 a.m. PT) via Zoom
This event will also be livestreamed on CMN's Facebook page.
About the Speakers
Brother Dale Recinella
Dale Recinella is the first-ever recipient of the Guardian of Life Award from the Pontifical Academy of Life. The honor was bestowed upon him by Pope Francis for his decades of service on Florida's death row, where he serves as a chaplain and has accompanied multiple people to their executions.
Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon
Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon spent 17 years, eight months, and one day on Florida’s death row for a crime he did not commit, before being exonerated in 2002. His story is featured in the internationally-acclaimed documentary, Juan Meléndez 6446.