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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

2003 Ohio September 26 - October 12

The Journey of Hope is made up of 25-35 participants from around the country and throughout Ohio who will live and travel together for the 17 days of the Journey.  The group will spend September 26-30 in southern Ohio, October 1-7 in northern Ohio and October 8-12 in central Ohio.  
The Ohio Journey of Hope...From Violence to Healing is sponsored by Ohioans to Stop Executions, the Journey of Hope...From Violence to Healing, Inc. and dozens of co-sponsors.  Journey speakers will address high school and college classes, religious and civic organizations, rallies and vigils throughout the state.  Multiple events are scheduled for each day of the Journey.  

Major events are scheduled to mark the beginning and end of the Journey of Hope...From Violence to Healing.  
At 3 PM on Sunday, September 28 Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, will speak at a benefit event at St. John’s Catholic Church, 9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd. in West Chester (just north of Cincinnati).  Journey of Hope participants will be introduced, and music will be provided by MUSE Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir.  
On Saturday, October 11 a closing rally will be held outside the State House in Columbus from 1 until 3 PM.  

In addition, vigils will be held outside the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville and Mansfield Correctional Institution.  The vigil at SOCF, the location where executions are carried out in Ohio, will take place Saturday, September 27 from 11:30 until 1.  The Mansfield vigil will take place on Wednesday, October 8 at noon.  Most Ohio death row prisoners are housed at Mansfield.


September 25: Dayton
September 26: Toledo; arrival of Journey participants/orientation
September 27: Lucasville; North Olmsted
September 28: Cincinnati; Covington, KY; Dayton; Fairborn; Huber Heights; Kettering; Lewisburg; Lima; Vandalia; West Chester; Yellow Springs
September 29: Cincinnati; Oldenburg, IN; Oxford; Villa Hills, KY; Wilmington.
September 30: Ada; Beavercreek; Bluffton; Centerville; Dayton; Springfield; Waynesville.
October 1: Lima; Oberlin; Orrville; Wooster.
October 2: Bowling Green; Cleveland; Defiance; Findlay; Fremont; Pepper Pike; Sandusky; Tiffin; Toledo.
October 3: Cleveland; Defiance; Perrysburg.
October 4: Ashtabula; Cleveland; Strongsville.
October 5: Akron; Alliance; Cleveland; Cleveland Heights; Elyria; Kent; Norton; Oberlin; Rocky River; Sebring.
October 6: Brecksville; Cleveland; Lorain; North Olmsted; Strongsville; University Heights.
October 7: Akron; Norton; Steubenville; Wadsworth; Warren.
October 8: Columbus; Granville; Mansfield; north Canton
October 9: Athens; Bexley; Columbus; Granville; New Concord.
October 10: Columbus
October 11: Columbus
October 12: Columbus; Zanesville


Jennifer Bishop
Hector & Susie Black
Abe Bonowitz
SueZann Bosler
Carol Byars
Ron Callen
Pat Clark
Ruth Cunnings
Renny Cushing
Sala Nolan
Sue Norton
Lisa Osterhage
Carol Parcells
Sally Peck
Bill Pelke
Rachel Muha

Jana Schroeder
Sam Reese Sheppard
Shari Silberstein
Kristi Smith
Randy Tatel
Teresa Tyson
Bud Welch
George White
Eloise Williams
Charlie King & Karen Brandow
Rachel King
Ray Krone
Art Laffin
Donna Larsen
Eve Malo
Juan Melendez


Shirley Dicks
Joyce Frazier
Hannah Floyd
Aba Gayle
Ben Griffith
Roberta Harding
Kathy Harris
Arletta Hartmann
Maria Hines
Kristin Houle
Bill Jenkins
David Kaczynski
Mike Kennedy
Brooke Matschek
Tonya McClary


Sponsoring Organization:
Ohioans to Stop Executions

Campaign Endorsers:
American Friends Service Committee, Dayton
Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, Cincinnati
Catholic Conference of Ohio
Amnesty International
Interfaith Coalition to Stop Executions
Ohio Council of Churches
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Ohio
Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus
St. Rose Peace and Justice Committee, Perrysburg
Dr. Kate Thomas, Solon
Karen Peeler, Worthington
Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland
Fellowship of Christ Community, Central Presbyterian Church, Zanesville
Marianist Social Justice Collaborative, Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland
Dominican Sisters of Akron
Dominican Sisters, Columbus
Ursulines of Cincinnati
Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, Joliet, IL
Unitarian Universalists for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church
Cleveland Coalition Against the Death Penalty
Central Ohioans to Stop Executions
MUSE Cincinnati Women's Chorus
AlcheMs, the Columbus Women's Choir's a cappella ensemble
Catholic Action Commission of Lorain County
Catholic Action Commission of Cuyahoga County
Catholic Social Action - Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Presbytery of Scioto Valley
United Church of Christ
Sisters of Charity, Cincinnati
University of Dayton - Center for Social Concern
Franciscan Sisters of Mary
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Vandalia United Methodist Church




Ohio Center for Social Justice
Sisters of St. Francis, Tiffin
Southwest Ohio/N. Kentucky Association of the United Church of Christ
Adrian Dominican Sisters
Diocese of Toledo
Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province
Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine
Pax Christi West
Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille
Adath Israel Congregation
Toledo Metropolitan Ministries
Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence
Lorain County Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
National Black Police Association
American Civil Liberties Union
New Hope House
The Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society
of the Protestant Episcopal Church
Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Amnesty International/USA Group 70 - Sharon Heights
Pax Christi of Greater Dayton Area
SWANS Program of Womanways: The Partnership Center
Michigan Committee Against Capital Punishment
Kentucky Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation
Taylor Products Corporation
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, Social Justice Committee
Dominican Sisters of Hope
College Hill Community Church
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Episcopal Diocese of Ohio
Mark Louis Williams and Victims of Homicide Memorial Foundation
Good Shepherd Ministries