Execute Art Not People brings awareness to the tremendous expense of the death penalty via artists in all genres and explores ideas about what could be done once that expense is cut from state budgets.
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Thank you to
Sean Bolton Photography
Stupid Easy Ideas
Please join Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation (www.mvfr.org), the team behind the documentary film The Final Gift (www.thefinalgiftfilm.com), and local partners for:
New York City Preview Screenings
The Final Gift
—- A Documentary Film —-
Sunday, August 26: Free Preview Screenings with FilmmakerTwo screenings: 1:00 and 3:30 p.m.
Reception: 2:30 p.m.
The Riverside Church
91 Claremont Avenue, Room 10-T
(Take the 1 train to 116th or 125th Street)
The Final Gift chronicles director and producer Therese Bartholomew’s journey to make peace with the violent death of her younger brother, Steve…and her historic 2010 meeting with his killer in a South Carolina Prison.
Join Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation (www.mvfr.org) for two NYC sneak previews, filmmaker Q&A sessions, and a reception. Free and open to the public.
Screenings presented by Movies@Riverside; reception supported by MVFR and New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
TWO ADDITIONAL FREE EVENTS on RESTORATIVE JUSTICENew York City, August 25-27
Saturday, August 25: Author reading and book signing7:00 p.m.
172 Allen Street (between Stanton & Rivington)
At 35, Therese Bartholomew had finally found herself: a long awaited college degree and teaching job, a new husband, a big family. But when she woke one night to learn that her younger brother Steve had been shot and killed, everything changed. Therese’s memoir Coffee Shop God chronicles the dark months that followed, as she wrestled with depression and grief, family and spirituality, crime and forgiveness. Join Therese for a talk about her own healing journey and the power of restorative justice.
Monday, August 27: Beyond the Death Penalty, Restorative Justice Forum6:30 p.m.
New York City Bar Association, Stimson Room
42 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
Scott Bass, Executive Director of Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation (MVFR), Therese Bartholomew, MVFR’s new Outreach and Development Director, and Ronald J. Tabak, esq., of New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, will lead a conversation about restorative justice.
Panel sponsored and hosted by NYC Bar Association’s Committee on Capital Punishment (www.nycbar.org).