WE ARE TROY DAVIS: TWO PART VIGIL, Sept 21

WHO IS TROY DAVIS? WE ARE.

Troy Davis is set to be lethally injected at 7 PM tomorrow. The University of Maryland campus will not stand idle; we will stand in solidarity with Davis, his family and all those who have been victims of injustice.

At 2 PM tomorrow, we will all meet in the Nyumburu amphitheater to listen to the powerful words of several leaders on campus. Please let us know if you would like to speak.

At 6:30 PM, we will congregate once more in the Nyumburu multipurpose room to hold a candlelight vigil, and then to join BMI for their event.

WEAR BLACK ALL DAY! WE ARE ONE!

Protestors with "I am Troy Davis" t-shirts and "Innocence Matters: Save Troy Davis" signs (march in Salem, GA)

Troy Anthony Davis was convicted of the August 19, 1989, murder of white police officer Mark MacPhail. In 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered that an evidentiary hearing be conducted to examine alleged recantations by trial witnesses and determine if clear and convincing evidence existed to prove Davis’ innocence.

On August 24, 2010, the conviction was upheld, with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia declaring, “Davis is not innocent.” Davis has been on death row in Georgia since 1991.

On September 19, 2011, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles heard appeals from the defendant in a final attempt to gain clemency in Davis’ case. Despite hours of testimonies, the Board denied Davis’ appeal and plan to follow through with his execution.

Click here for the UMD facebook event.

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2pm, campus leaders speak

Where: Nyumburu amphitheater

When: Wednesday, September 21, 6:30pm, candle-light vigil

Where: Nyumburu multi-purpose room

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