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Saturday, October 21, 2017

1998 Texas May 29 - June 14

Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and the Journey of Hope... From Violence to Healing, Inc. were wrapping up 17 days of organizing and outreach throughout the State of Texas in anticipation of the Texas Journey of Hope... From Violence to Healing , which took place from May 29th to June 14th, 1998.

Touring Texas on a 1965 GMC Bus called, "Abolition Movin'," the Journey of Hope... from violence to healing coordination team met with local religious and civic leaders in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, Houston and Huntsville. They were available for comments and interviews regarding the death penalty situation in Texas, their respective organizations positions, their personal experiences, and the execution of Karla Faye Tucker.

Micki Dickoff taped her documentary during this Texas Journey. You will see a lot of familiar faces and events in these videos.

Itinerary

May 29 Participants arrive in Houston, Evening orientation
May 30 Action at Huntsville (Walls Unit where executions take place)
May 31 Houston area churches, public visibility actions
June 1 Houston area schools, civic & religious groups, etc., public visibility actions
June 2 More of same
June 3 Move to Dallas
June 4 Dallas area schools, civic & religious groups, etc., public visibility actions
June 5 More of Same
June 6 Saturday afternoon rally, evening public event with Death Row Survivor Randall Dale Adams as keynote speaker / Music
June 7 Dallas / Ft. Worth area churches, public visibility actions
June 8 Move to San Antonio
June 9 San Antonio area schools, civic & religious groups, etc., Public visibility actions
June 10 More of Same: Evening public event with Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ
June 11 Move to Austin
June 12 Austin area schools, civic & religious groups, etc., public visibility actions
June 13 Saturday afternoon rally and march to State Capitol led by Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, followed by BBQ
June 14 Sunday: Austin area churches, End of Journey. 

Texas Journey Ends, Journey becomes continuous.