BOONE—A series of programs addressing various issues related to the death penalty is being held at Appalachian State University. All presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons unless otherwise noted. The public is invited.
“The Death Penalty in North Carolina, the United States and Beyond” is a collaborative endeavor between Appalachian’s Department of Government and Justice Studies, Department of Sociology, Office of Multicultural Student Development, ACT Service-Learning & Community-Based Research Program, and the Center of Social Justice and Human Rights.
The schedule of programs follows:
- Oct. 15, “Just the Facts: The Death Penalty in N.C.” by Dr. Matt Robinson from the Department of Criminal Justice and Government Studies. Presentation begins at 5 p.m.
- Oct. 29, “Does the Death Penalty Serve Victims?” presented by Dr. Jean Parks from Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation.
- Nov. 6, “Race and Ethnicity and the Death Penalty in N.C.” presented by Dr. Frank Baumgartner from UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of Political Science and Dr. Cynthia Caravelis-Hughes from Western Carolina University’s Department of Criminal Justice.
- Nov. 27, “Innocence and the Death Penalty in N.C.” with panelists Darryl Hunt, a former inmate wrongfully convicted, Tarrah Callahan from the N.C. Coalition for a Moratorium, Glen Edward Chapman, a former inmate wrongfully convicted, and Dr. Pam Laughon, capital investigator and chair of UNC Asheville’s Department of Psychology.