Upcoming Events

GET INVOLVED IN THE FIGHT TO SAVE RODNEY REED!

Contact austincedp@nodeathpenalty.org if you have an event or table for Rodney that you would like to be featured here. Supporters anywhere are encouraged to organize their own events, including petition-signings, screenings of the documentary State v. Reed, banner drops, demonstrations, letter writing, fundraisers, etc. Contact your local chapter of Amnesty International or an anti-death penalty organization to see if they’d like to get involved too!

ONE YEAR LATER: RODNEY REED, STILL NOT FREED
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 4:00PM, Bastrop, TX.

It’s been one year since the Texas courts issued a stay of execution to Rodney Reed, an innocent man on death row. In that year, the courts have done nothing to correct their injustices while Rodney continues to live in a cage that measures only 60 sq ft, confined alone for 23 hours a day. On the anniversary of last year’s victory, we will remind the small town of Bastrop and the state of Texas that we have not forgotten. Justice for Rodney Reed and Justice for Stacey Stites!

Join Rodney’s family, friends, supporters, and a film crew from A&E for a short march through Rodney’s hometown of Bastrop and a community potluck. We’ll have music, Texas brisket, and a message for the Court of Criminal Appeals: We Demand Justice: Free Rodney Reed!

There will be a carpool for those traveling from Austin to Bastrop. Sign up at https://goo.gl/KN5s4A to become a driver or secure a seat.

Carpool from Houston information here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1696709693914880/

Contact lily (at) nodeathpenalty.org for more information.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/948852951860115/ 

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS:

JUSTICE JAM: COMMUNITY BBQ TO FREE RODNEY REED
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 4:00PM. Bastrop, TX

Join us in Bastrop for an afternoon of music and BBQ in support of Rodney Reed. Featuring performances by:

Kalu James: http://www.kalujamesmusic.com/
Las Krudas Cubensi: http://www.krudascubensi.com/

Rodney’s cousins will perform an original song written for Rodney. DJ set by Rodney’s brother Richard Reed.

Suggested donation $10 (or more!)
Donations are on a sliding scale and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. To buy a ticket (or make a donation) online visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/justice-jam-a-community-bbq-for-rodney-reed-tickets-17502129340

Money raised will go to Rodney’s legal defense fund and support campaign materials.

Kerr Community Park, Bastrop, Texas
https://www.facebook.com/events/858037530956659/

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 12:15PM, University of Texas at Austin
Die-In for Rodney Reed

Join us in the West Mall Rally Space  for a die-in action to show our continued support for Rodney Reed!

We will be tabling during the hours leading up to the die-in. At our action we will have a replica of the floor plan of a cell on death row. Those of you who die-in with us will hold posters with messages about Rodney Reed. The rest of you can pass out flyers about our upcoming panel!

Rodney Reed is an innocent man on death row. While the Court of Criminal Appeals has granted a stay to his former execution date of March 5th, Rodney Reed still lives in solitary confinement 24/7, and remains in a 6X10 foot cell for 23 of those hours. This in and of itself is a travesty!

We MUST continue to put public pressure on the CCA in order to tell them that we demand a fair trial, the testing of DNA evidence, and the freedom for an innocent man who has spent over 18 years of his life locked up for a crime that he did not commit!

UT Campus, West Mall Rally space
https://www.facebook.com/events/1490314431210404/

Free Rodney Reed! He is Innocent!
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00PM, University of Texas at Austin

Just days before his scheduled execution date, Rodney was granted a stay by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The court will be examining explosive new evidence regarding Rodney’s innocence. Please join us for a panel event at the University of Texas that will address the latest news regarding the case, the need for ongoing struggle for justice for Rodney, and the fight to end the death penalty altogether.

Featuring:
Rodrick Reed – Rodney’s brother and advocate
Ana Hernandez – Texas Student Area Coordinator for Amnesty International, vice president of UT’s Amnesty chapter and member of the Campus Campaign to Free Rodney Reed.

Moderated by Collin Poirot of the Campus Campaign to Save Rodney Reed
https://www.facebook.com/events/1375930729402633/

Stay tuned for more speakers!
UT Campus, Waggener Hall, Room 101

Justice for Rodney Rally
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1:00PM, Austin, Texas

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) stayed Rodney’s execution while they consider whether or not to hear new evidence in the case. Although grateful for this stay, we wish to remind the CCA that the whole world is still watching!

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Building
201 W 14th St, Austin, TX 78701
(on the northwest side of the Texas Capitol Complex)

Rassemblement à Paris pour dire NON à l’exécution de Rodney Reed !
4 March, 2015 at 6:00PM, Paris

paris protest

Un rassemblement aura lieu le mercredi 4 mars prochain, à partir de 18 heures :
Place de la Concorde
A proximité de l’Ambassade des États-Unis / Rendez-vous angle rue de Rivoli – Jardins des Tuileries
Métro : Concorde

https://www.facebook.com/events/350816035113347/

justice pour rodney

Pictures here: https://justice4rodneyreed.org/2015/03/09/protests-for-rodney-reed-in-paris-and-frankfurt/

2015 Texas Lobby Day to Abolish the Death Penalty – Day of Innocence
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM

We will visit legislative officers and ask legislators to support abolishing the death penalty. We will also lobby to build support to stop the scheduled execution of Rodney Reed now set for March 5. Special guests include several people who were sentenced to death and later exonerated, including Ron Keine, Clarence Brandley, and Sabrina Butler from Witness to Innocence. They and other death row exonerees will be honored with a resolution by the Texas House of Representatives. Press conference will be at 10:00AM. Full schedule of the day’s events available here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/462661063888063/

Organizations that would like to participate or co-sponsor the Lobby Day can email admin@texasmoratorium.org or call 512-961-6389.

Texas State Capitol, Austin, TX

Coverage here: https://justice4rodneyreed.org/2015/03/04/death-penalty-opponents-host-day-of-innocence-at-the-texas-state-capitol-featuring-death-row-exonerees/

Stoppt die Hinrichtung von Rodney Reed!
1 March, 2015 at 15:00, Berlin

rally in berlin

Coverage here: https://justice4rodneyreed.org/2015/03/02/496-protest-for-rodney-reed-in-berlin/

Jam 4 Justice
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 7:00PM, Austin

jam 4 justice

The People’s Task Force brings you the Jam 4 Justice, a benefit and awareness show for Larry Jackson Jr., an unarmed Black man murdered by the Austin Police Department. Rodney supporters will have a table. With performances by Jae Jax Da MenaceSubKulture PatriotsBLXPLTN, and RIDERS AGAINST the STORM (RAS) . All ages welcome. $5-10 suggested donation at the door. No one will be turned away. Donations are used to pay for fliers, banner materials, and renting space.
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374294412887431

Historic Victory Grill, 1104 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702

Rally in Support of Rodney Reed– HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO RODNEY’S STAY.

Friday, February 27, 2015 from 4:00PM – 6:00PM, Washington, D.C.

DC rally

10 G St. NE, Washington, D.C. (Texas Office of State-Federal Relations)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1561220804132888/

All-Night by Candlelight: A Vigil for Rodney Reed
Thursday, February 26 at 9:00PM until Friday, February 27 at 7:00AM, UT Austin 

Join us on Thursday 2/26 for an all-night vigil in support of Rodney Reed. We want UT STUDENTS to TAKE A STAND and show that we support a fair trial for Rodney. We will be there from 9pm on Thursday to 7am on Friday, but you are welcome to join us at any time for as long as you can.

Please bring blankets and snacks, we will have activities all night long and yoga in the morning!

UT Main Mall, UT Campus
https://www.facebook.com/events/1615156882053758/

Coverage here: http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2015/02/26/students-camp-out-in-support-of-rodney-reed/24100835/

http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2015/02/27/students-hold-vigil-for-death-row-inmate-rodney-reed

Table for Rodney
Wednesday, February 25, 20015 at 7:00PM, Washington, D.C.

Supporters will be tabling at  #BlackLivesMatter And The Power of Sports: A Panel with Dr. John Carlos . Stop by and sign a clemency letter and take a solidarity picture. Dr. John Carlos has joined Rodney’s list of clemency supporters.

Watha T. Daniel Library, 1630 7th St NW, Washington, DC

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:00PM
Organizing Meeting in Austin, TX

On Saturday we had an amazing rally for Rodney in front of the Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion. Join us at this meeting to discuss next steps and what we can do in the ten days before the scheduled execution date. Please bring your friends, your ideas, and your desire to fight for justice!

Double Dave’s Pizzaworks (in the Party Room)
3000 Duval Street
Austin, TX  78705

Screening of State v. Reed
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 5:00PM, Washington, D.C.

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533184273613490/
Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St, NW, Washington, D.C.

Rally for Justice:
Join us Saturday, February 21, for a rally the Texas State Capitol in Austin at 2:00 PM.

RALLY POSTER

Speakers include:

Rodrick Reed: brother of Rodney Reed
Mark Clements: Burge torture victim, wrongfully imprisoned for 28 years
Shujaa Graham:  Witness to Innocence, Exonerated death row prisoner
Delia Perez Meyer: sister of innocent TX death row prisoner Louis Castro Perez
Lakiza Fowler: sister of Larry Jackson, Jr., shot by Austin Police Department in 2013
Ava Haywood: mother of James Haywood, who died in Elgin police custody in 2011
Brother Robert L. Muhammad: Austin Nation of Islam
Pastor Jim Rigby:  St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Lady Bird: Organizer of Black Lives Matter: Dirge March
Linsdey Todd: Organizer with The People’s Task Force

This rally immediately follows the Black Lives Matter: Dirge March.

There is a carpool from Houston, starting at the SHAPE Center. See https://www.facebook.com/events/728587560592070 for more info

Coverage here: http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/28167976/family-of-death-row-prisoner-rodney-reed-beg-for-his-freedom
https://vimeo.com/120336591
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.783606958389218.1073741832.191836804232906&type=3

Call in for Justice:
Participate in the National Call-In day on Friday, February 20!

National call-in days show the Governor and Board of Pardons and Paroles that all eyes are on Texas and there is widespread support for Rodney. Visit the Call In for Justice page for all the information on who to call and what you might say.

Mark Clements speaks on Rodney Reed and the Death Penalty
Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 12:00PM – 1:00PM, UT Austin

mark clements speaks

Come join us for our last campus event this week in support of Rodney Reed, innocent man on death row. Mark Clements will be on the West Mall to help us table to raise awareness for Rodney Reed’s case. Feel free to come out and table with us, or just listen to Mark speak!

Mark Clements was tortured by police in Chicago at the age of 16 until he confessed to crimes that he did not commit. He spent 28 years in prison before being freed. He is now an advocate and activist and is joining us in Austin to help rally support for Rodney.

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/616785065089726
West Mall Rally Space, UT Campus

Families Doing Time on Death Row
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:00PM, UT Austin

Discussion about the ways that having a loved one on death row can affect family members on the outside. Delia Perez Meyer will speak about her brother Louis Castro Perez, her friendship with Sandra Reed, Rodney’s mother, and other families she’s met in her weekly visits to death row in Livingston. Delia’s commutes are the subject of a documentary film, The Road to Livingston. She is joined by Shujaa Graham from Witness to Innocence.
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/730949007020794/?

SAC Ballroom South, UT Campus
Sponsored by the Campus Campaign to Save Rodney Reed.
Email cpoirot@utexas.edu for more info

Screening of State vs. Reed
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:00PM, UT Austin

Join the Campus Campaign to Save Rodney Reed for a screening of the documentary about Rodney’s case. Immediately after the meeting we will be writing clemency letters

CLA 0.106, UT campus
Sponsored by the Campus Campaign to Save Rodney Reed.
Email cpoirot@utexas.edu for more info

Flash Mob for Justice
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 12:15 – 12:30 PM, UT Austin

Gregory Gym Plaza, UT Campus
Sponsored by the Campus Campaign to Save Rodney Reed
https://www.facebook.com/events/851681924888160/

Coverage here: http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/students-plan-flash-mob-stop-rodney-reed-execution-24180.shtml

UT events

Viewing party of the “Dead Again” episode focused on Rodney Reed
Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:30

Rodney’s case has been dramatized as a special 2-hour episode on A&E’s hit show Dead Again. You can watch a preview here (video has been removed). Check your local listings for time and channel. If you’re in Austin, join us to watch the premiere. We’ll be writing clemency letters before the show airs at 8:00PM

Double Dave’s Pizzaworks, 3000 Duval Street, Austin
Look for us in the “Party Room”

A Friends Meeting in Support of Rodney Reed:
Featuring Sister Helen Prejean
Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2:00PM

The Friends Meeting of Austin are extending an open invitation to the press and public to attend a press conference and meeting in support of Rodney Reed on Sunday, February 15th, from 2:00 PM until 4:30 PM at the Meeting House. Folks should begin to gather at 2PM.

At 2:30PM, there will be brief instruction regarding Quaker Meetings (for Worship, Business, etc.), there will be a five minute silence out of which a list of designated speakers will speak. After each speaker, there will be a short period of silence. Speakers include Sister Helen Prejean (author of Dead Man Walking and friend of our Meeting), lawyers for Rodney Reed, and other Austin clergy. Invited speakers include Reed family members, and members of the family of the victim, Stacey Stites.

Following there will be a chance for attendees to speak in the manner of the Friends Meeting.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/806970449371590/

Friends Meeting of Austin, 3701 E MLK Blvd, Austin

Coverage here: http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2015/02/15/family-advocates-fight-to-prevent-reed-execution/23478085/
http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/28116131/cousin-of-stacey-stites-believes-rodney-reed-is-innocent
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/14/dead-man-walking-nun-raises-voice-against-execution-of-black-inmate.html

 

Table for Rodney
Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 10:00AM – 5:00PM

We’ll have a table for Rodney at the Making the Connections: Life, Peace & Justice conference hosted by Consistent Life. Sister Helen Prejean (death penalty activist of Dead Man Walking fame) will be speaking at 2:00PM. Admission fee is $25-$45 sliding scale, $10 for students.

St. Edward’s University, 3001 South Congress Ave, ATX

Gov. Abbott: Have a Heart! Stop the Execution!
Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 1:00PM

have a heart

This Valentine’s Day, supporters of Rodney Reed will deliver a big valentine to Gov. Greg Abbott asking him to Have a Heart and stop Rodney’s execution! In addition to the big heart, we’ll spread the love by surrounding the mansion with valentines collected from Rodney’s friends all over Texas, the US, and the world.

conversation hearts

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/585352021600985/
Press release here: https://justice4rodneyreed.org/2015/02/11/gov-abbott-have-a-heart-stop-the-execution-of-rodney-reed/
Coverage (with video) here: http://kxan.com/2015/02/14/rodney-reed-supporters-deliver-valentine-to-gov-abbott/
http://www.twcnews.com/tx/austin/news/2015/02/15/protesters-call-on-governor-to-stop-execution-of-rodney-reed.html

Texas Governor’s Mansion
1010 Colorado St, ATX

Justice for Rodney Reed and Stacey Stites
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:00AM, Bastrop

bastop rally 02-13

At the Bastrop County Courthouse
804 Pecan St, Bastrop, TX 78602
email judith_c_morgan@yahoo.com for more details
Statesman photo gallery here: http://www.statesman.com/gallery/news/local/rally-rodney-reed-021315/gCQ3r/#6786461

CALL IN FOR JUSTICE!
Friday, February 13, 2015. ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Rodney’s supporters from across the world are encouraged to call in on Feb.13 and Feb.20. These coordinated call days show the Governor and Board of Pardons and Paroles that all eyes are on Texas and there is widespread support for Rodney. Go to the Call In For Justice page for phone numbers and sample scripts.

Screening of State v. Reed & Framed
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:00PM, Austin

Join us for a screening of the State v. Reed documentary followed by Framed, a short update to the case. More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1599972966882370
2318 E 8th St, Austin, TX

Screening of State v. Reed
Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8:00PM, New York City

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers and Yusef Salaam of the Central Park Five.

Maysles Cinema
343 Malcom X Blvd. New York City

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/343978302471248/

Hearts for Rodney
Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM, UT Austin

Stop by our table and sign a Valentine and Clemency Letter for Rodney!

Gregory Gym Plaza, UT Campus.
Sponsored by the Campus Campaign to Save Rodney Reed.
Email cpoirot@utexas.edu for more info
(coverage of this event here: http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/ut-students-send-valentines-day-notes-governor-save-mans-life-24106.shtml )

Letter writing for Rodney
Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 4:00PM-6:00PM

“The Austin chapter of Amnesty International will be holding our monthly meeting this Sunday, Feb. 8, from 4-6pm at Central Market North Cafe. We will write letters and discuss any business that needs to be attended to. I hope you will all be able to join us. It’s perfectly okay to come for a little while during that time period if you’re not able to be there for the full two hours.”

Organizing Meeting
Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1:00PM

Immediately following the table, we’ll be meeting at the Center Spot, right next door to Epoch! Join us as we give updates on progress we’re making and get involved in the fight!

Center Spot , 213 West North Loop Blvd, ATX

Table for Rodney
Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 11:00AM-1:00PM

Meet Rodney supporters at our informational table. Sign a petition, take a solidarity picture, or purchase a Justice For Rodney Reed tshirt

Epoch Coffee, 221 West North Loop Blvd, ATX
email lily@nodeathpenalty.org for more info

Table for Rodney
Friday, February 6, 2015 from 6:00PM, UT Austin

Supporters will be tabling at “The People Speak: Black Radical Voices”, an event featuring readings from Howard Zinn’s classic book “The People Speak”

UT Campus CAL 100

Ring For Rodney: Make a Phone Call for Justice
Friday, February 6, 2015 from 4:00-6:00PM, UT Austin

Join students at the University of Texas at Austin for a phone banking event. We’ll be making phone calls to the Governor’s office and Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask for clemency for Rodney. Pizza will be provided!

UT Campus GAR 2.124
email cpoirot@utexas.edu for more info
Campus Campaign to Save Rodney Reed meetings will be held every Friday in GAR 2.124

ring for rodney

Screening of State v. Reed
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 8:00PM, New York City

barnard screening

In Mathematics 520. Sponsored by the Barnard Columbia Socialists. Contact them for details

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3:00PM
Organizing Meeting in Austin, TX

Last week a group of Rodney’s supporters met to make plans to stop Rodney’s fast approaching March 5 execution. There were tons of great ideas and now it’s time to get busy turning those into action!

Join us as we meet to discuss what we can do for Rodney.
Please bring your friends, your ideas, and your desire to fight for justice!

Double Dave’s Pizzaworks (in the Party Room)
3000 Duval Street
Austin, TX  78705

Organizing Call to Stop the Execution of Rodney Reed
Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:00PM CST, Worldwide

BLACK LIVES MATTER — RODNEY’S LIFE MATTERS

Please JOIN US
We need everyone to come on board now to help with efforts to STOP the upcoming execution of Rodney Reed. He is scheduled to be executed in Texas on March 5th.

Recently the courts have denied Rodney’s request to have DNA testing done on the belt used to strangle Stacey and other evidence that has never been tested. Rodney, his family, and activists have been fighting for 17 years to win him justice. Now we need everyone to join with us, raise their voice and stop this execution from going forward!

CALL in # 1-712-432-0460
ACCESS CODE 152872#

(Please email marlene  at nodeathpenalty.org if you plan to be on the call, and indicate what state you are from and what organization you are affiliated with if any, thanks!)

Learn about the case and ways you can get involved. We need all justice-loving people to come on board. Forward this message and spread the word

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 3:00 PM, Austin, TX

Rodney Reed’s March 5 execution date is fast approaching. Many people around Austin know that Rodney is innocent, and everyone has something to contribute to the fight to save his life.

Join us as we meet to discuss what we can do for Rodney.
Please bring your friends, your ideas, and your desire to fight for justice!
https://www.facebook.com/events/796955363672926/
Terrazas Library
1105 East Cesar Chavez Street, ATX, 78702
http://library.austintexas.gov/terrazas-branch

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM and 5:30 PM 

On Jan. 20, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will be sworn in as the 48th Governor of Texas. He will inherit Rick Perry’s bloody legacy of 278 executions, with three executions scheduled for January. Join us at 5:30 in front of the Texas Capitol to demand that Abbott grant clemency for Rodney. Drop the Date! Test the DNA! Justice for Rodney Reed!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1527814080805674/

For those available during the day, a group of supporters will be meeting at 11:00 AM to be seen and heard during the parade. Details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/772378479512645/

Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 12:00 noon
MILLIONS MARCH TEXAS: #BlackLivesMatter
Gathering at the MLK Statue at University of Texas Campus (East Mall) at 12PM – marching to Texas State Capitol
https://www.facebook.com/events/741377612605294/

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Annual MLK March and Community Festival
Gather at 9AM at MLK Statue at UT, March to Huston-Tillotson College, celebration to follow
http://www.mlkcelebration.com/celebration-events/march-and-festival
We will be hosting an official table at the MLK Day festival on Monday – please stop by and pick up a bumper sticker, t-shirt, take a solidarity photo and sign a petition for Rodney! Or join us behind the table to get the word out!

Rodney’s birthday is December 22. This will be the 17th birthday that he spends behind bars, so let’s show him some love and support. You can send cards to:

Mr. Rodney Reed #999271
Polunsky Unit
3872 FM 350 South
Livingston, TX 77351

or you can send an email through J Pay
https://jpay.com/PEMessages.aspx
(Texas Death Row prisoners cannot receive VideoGrams)

 

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