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Crime & Punishment

The Austin Chronicle  June 6, 1998

One of the most powerful testaments of the Journey of Hope is in its joining of families of murder victims with the families of death row inmates. Their message is clear: Killing is wrong; the Death Penalty is wrong. The Journey of Hope - From Violence to Healing has arrived in Texas. It has already been to Houston, is currently in Dallas, then heads down to San Antonio and finally will arrive in Austin next week, Thu, Jun 11. The events here in town begin with a Vigil at the Governor's Mansion at 5pm to protest the execution of Clifford Boggess. A Reception & Dinner for Journey travelers and the Austin community will be held at the Texas Center for Documentary Photography, 2104 E. MLK. Also at 7pm, death penalty activist and renowned author and film subject Sister Helen Prejean speaks at First United Methodist Church. Fri, Jun 12 features speaking events throughout the day; Sister Helen speaks again at St. Louis Catholic Church at 7:30pm. Sat, Jun 13 the events culminate with a March beginning at Huston-Tillotson College and a Rally at the Texas State Capitol, 10am-2pm. 494-5684 or 494-8498.