Restorative Justice:

Abolishing the Death Penalty in Florida

When: April 10th 9:00am-3:00pm (Registration starts at 8:30am)
Where: Barry University Broad Auditorium


8:30am- Registration

9:00-9:50am- Broad auditorium.

  • Welcoming words by Consortium, Exoneree Seth Penalver, and theatrical performance by Barry University theater students.

10:00-11:50am- Workshop sessions (each session repeated so attendees will select two.

  • Florida Death Penalty Overview, Dr. Laura Finley, Associate Professor of Sociology & Criminology (Andreas 111)
  • Strategic Organizing for Abolition in Florida, Mark Elliott, Executive Director, Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (Andreas 112)
  • Catholic Position on Abolition, Steffano Montano (Cor Jesu Chapel)
  • Legal Issues with the Death Penalty, (Michael Chance Meyer) (Thompson 230)

12:00-1:00pm- Free Lunch Andreas 111

1-1:50pm- Strategic Organizing: Breakouts on the following topics:

  • Education, Dr. Laura Finley (Andreas 111)
  • Healing and Supporting Victim’s Families, SueZann Bosler, (Kostka Room)
  • Policy Strategy, Mark Elliott, Executive Direction of FADP (Andreas 112)
  • Developing a research agenda, (TBD) (Thompson 230)
  • Legal Strategy, (Steffano Montano) (Lehman 104)
  • Using Social Media, Carolina Rios (Cor Jesu Chapel)

2-2:30pm- Strategic collaboration and Collective Action- Andreas 111

2:30-3:00pm- Consortium leaders address next steps

Click here to RSVP.




John Dear 2

Pax Christi St. Maurice

invites Peace Seekers to welcome

Fr. John Dear 

Peace Activist and Lecturer

Author of 20 Books on Peace & Non-Violence

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee


Friday, April 10 at 7:00 PM:

St. Maurice Church at Resurrection, 441 Northeast 2nd St., Dania Beach, FL (2nd street is behind Dania Jai Alai)

Contact: Art Kane   (954-468-9900)

Monday, April 13 at 7:00 PM:

Barry University Chapel, 11300 Northeast 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33161

Contact: Steffano Montano  (305-899-3443) 

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