Tuesday, September 11, 2007

 

Vigils for Daryl Holton

TCASK chapters across the state will be holding vigils on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007 on the eve of Daryl Holton's execution. Please plan to attend one of these vigils to publicly express your opposition to this execution and to ask our state to stop killing people in our name. Please contact the TCASK state office or the vigil contacts for any questions regarding the vigils.

Nashville:

7:00 p.m.

Service at Second Presbyterian Church, 3511 Belmont Blvd. [MAP], led by Rev. Stacy Rector and Rev. Jim Kitchens and music from Tom Kimmel and Michael Kelsh.

9:00 p.m.

Vigil at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, 7475 Cockrell Bend in West Nashville [MAP and directions to Riverbend from Second Presbyterian].

Contact: TCASK office, (615) 256-3906 or Isaac Kimes, (615) 521-9985 - cell

Rules for Nashville Vigil at Riverbend:

  • TCASK as an organization expects any individuals or groups of individuals attending a vigil to conduct themselves in accordance with the general principles of non-violence.
  • Do BRING a camping (folding) chair to sit in and make yourself comfortable.
  • Do NOT bring anything that could be construed as a weapon ANYWHERE on your person or in your car.
  • Do NOT bring any non-prescription drugs or alcohol in your vehicle.
  • The utmost respect for the victim’s family in both conduct and statements should be shown.
  • Employees of Riverbend Maximum Security Institute (RMSI) are not to be the target of any negative statements. Anyone making personal statements against a guard or other RMSI employee will be asked to leave the premises.
Expect at Riverbend Prison Vigil Site:
  • For your vehicle and person to be searched by Highway Patrolpersons and/or RMSI guards.
  • For there to be drug-sniffing dogs used to search your vehicle.
  • For helicopters to be part of the security regimen.
  • For TCASK to have trained peacekeepers on site to help manage the emotions of the evening. Therefore, expect to be in a safe space both physically and emotionally.
  • For pro-execution people to be at the prison but kept apart from our service and vigil.
Memphis:

8:00 p.m.

Prayerful gathering and vigil at the steps of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1695 Central Avenue [MAP]. The vigil will continue until the time of execution or until a stay is granted.

Contact: Peter Gathje, (901) 272-0509

Jackson:

7:00 p.m.

A candle light vigil will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Conger Park [MAP] in Jackson. Attendees are asked to meet at Jackson-Madison County General Hopital on Skyline Dr. [MAP] at 7 p.m. and walk to the park.

Contact: Cheryl Fisher, (731) 217-9640


Comments :
It looks like this execution is going to be carried out. It is about time.
 
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