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OK-CADP elects 2019-2020 board officers

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) has announced the election of its 2019-2020 Executive Board of Directors.  Rev. Don Heath was re-elected as the organization’s Board Chair after serving in that position for two years, and as vice chair for two years […]

OK-CADP fundraiser features Innocence Project’s Vanessa Potkin and pays tribute to death penalty foe Jim Rowan

By Patrick B. McGuigan and Darla Shelden OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –Nearly 200 guests attended the 28th Annual Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) Awards Dinner & Meeting on Saturday, June 8 at the Capitol View Event Center in Oklahoma City. The evening included a cocktail reception, a buffet dinner by Ingrid’s Catering, followed by an awards program.  Flowers were […]

A humanitarian giant, Jim Rowan leaves a long shadow on social and criminal justice

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City resident James Thomas Rowan (May 25, 1944 – May 6, 2019) was a champion of social and criminal justice dedicated to public service.  He worked his entire life to help the persecuted and underprivileged. His obituary stated: Jim was a dedicated husband, proud father, zealous advocate, and […]

OK-CADP fundraiser to feature Innocence Project’s Vanessa Potkin and honor death penalty foe Jim Rowan on June 8

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 28th Annual Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) Awards Dinner & Meeting will be held Saturday, June 8 at the Capitol View Event Center, 5201 N. Lincoln Boulevard, in Oklahoma City. A cocktail reception will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner […]

Free February screenings of “The Last Defense” documentary spotlight Julius Jones death row case

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP), along with Cece Jones-Davis, Sing for Change founder, will host three free screenings of the ABC documentary “The Last Defense” in Oklahoma City in February.  The screenings, held in conjunction with Black History Month, will examine […]

Innocence Project’s Vanessa Potkin to address Julius Jones and wrongful convictions at OK-CADP fundraiser

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 28th Annual Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) Awards Dinner & Meeting will feature Innocence Project’s Director of Post Conviction Litigation, Vanessa Potkin as keynote speaker. The event will be held Saturday, June 8 at the Capitol View Event Center, 5201 N. Lincoln […]

Bob Lemon Scholarship Fund formed to further educate capital defense attorneys

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As the name implies, the mission of the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) is the abolition of capital punishment. In order to achieve this goal, one strategic objective is to reduce the number of new death sentences in Oklahoma. According to coalition board […]

Susan Sharp Crow explores race and the death penalty at OK-CADP annual dinner

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Sociology professor and author, Dr. Susan Sharp Crow addressed over 100 attendees during the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty’s (OK-CADP) 27th Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on April 21.  Her keynote speech explored the serious concerns about race and the death penalty. The organization’s 2018 primary fundraiser was held […]

Dr. Susan Sharp Crow to address race and the death penalty at OK-CADP annual dinner

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel ReporterOKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Sociology professor and death penalty expert, Dr. Susan Sharp Crow will be keynote speaker during the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) 27th Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on Saturday, April 21.  Her topic that evening will be “The Oklahoma Death Penalty Review: […]

Memorial honors Lydia Polley as beloved peace and justice advocate

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Born Lydia Pfrimmer in Arkansas on July 18, 1931, Lydia Gill Polley, a lifelong peace and justice advocate, transitioned from this world on September 24, 2017.  A well attended celebration of her life was held at Mayflower Congregational Church in Oklahoma City. The event was […]

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