Time's Running Out: Commute Death Row!

Start: Sunday, August 18, 2024 3:30 PM

End: Sunday, August 18, 2024 5:00 PM

Location:The Church on Morgan136 E Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27601 US

It’s time for us to come together once again to mark the anniversary of the last execution in North Carolina. This year we will gather on the actual anniversary, August 18th, when eighteen years ago Samuel Flippen was killed in the execution room at Central Prison. We’re excited to announce our program which will feature three incredibly inspiring people: Rev. Sharon Risher, Britton Buchanan, and Nick Courmon. Plan now to join us August 18th at 3:30 pm at Church on Morgan (136 E Morgan St) in Raleigh to be energized and empowered for the last remaining months of our Commutation Campaign!  

Rev. Risher is an author, minister, and activist whose mother and two cousins were among the nine people shot to death at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Britton Buchanan is a singer/ songwriter from Sanford, NC, and he is most known for being runner-up on season 14 of NBC’s The Voice. Nick Courmon is a member of our NCCADP team, as well as a nationally award-winning poet. Both Britton and Nick will debut new pieces written especially for this event. All three of these individuals use their voices to advance death penalty abolition on the national level, and we’re delighted they are joining us to do so in their home state of NC as well. Following the hour-long program at the church, all who are interested will walk three blocks to take our demand for commutation directly to the gates of Governor Cooper’s residence. Last year’s August commemoration program was meaningful and transformative for our movement. This year your participation is all the more necessary as our call to Governor Cooper grows more urgent with only a few months remaining in our Commutation Campaign.