5th Annual Student Conference on the Death Penalty
February 26 @ 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
The 2011 Student Conference on the Death Penalty at Middle Tennessee State University provides an opportunity to learn about the death penalty system and how to effect change. High school and college students are invited to attend this free conference which will include national speakers and organizers, as well as Tennessee activists. If you would like to bring guests (such as parents or professors), you are welcome to do so. This year our keynote speakers will be nationally renowned advocates Nick and Amanda Wilcox. Nick and Amanda’s world turned upside-down when their bright and beautiful daughter, Laura, was killed in a rampage shooting by a man with severe and persistent mental illness. Feeling compelled to dedicate themselves to the goal of reducing violence, Nick and Amanda began advocating for improved mental healthcare and death penalty repeal. “Laura’s Law”, which allows for court ordered assisted outpatient treatment for persons with severe and persistent mental illness, was named after their precious daughter and enacted in California in 2002. Register for this free conference by going to http://tadpstudentconference.eventbrite.com/. All registered participants will be provided with lunch and a FREE T-Shirt!