The University of the Incarnate Word and Catholic Mobilizing Network partner with the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Pax Christi to observe "World Day Against the Death Penalty" on October 10, 2023. On that day, the state of Texas plans to execute Jedidiah Murphy.
Find out how you can raise your voice to advocate for an end to the death penalty in Texas!
All events are open to students, staff, faculty, and community members.
Participants can sign up for any of the three events:
- 11:30 a.m. | Vigil
Join local organizations and groups who mobilize when an execution is scheduled in Texas by holding a public vigil at NOON outside San Fernando Cathedral. UIW will provide transportation from the Broadway campus to San Fernando or participants can meet the group downtown. The bus will return to UIW by 1:30 p.m.
- 6:15 p.m. | Dinner
Enjoy an informal buffet meal at the UIW Student Engagement Ballroom.
- 7-8:30 p.m. | Panel
Come listen to the powerful stories of three exceptional witnesses: Monique Coleman, sister of a death row exoneree, who advocated for his liberation and reintegration; Mitesh Patel, San Antonio resident, who advocated against the execution of the man who murdered his father; and Dr. Doshie Piper, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of the Incarnate Word.