Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TCASK Chapters Plan Vigils

TCASK chapters across the state will hold vigils this evening, February 3rd, to honor life by demonstrating opposition to the death penalty. These vigils remember all victims of violence--including Fred and Edna Stafford (the victims in the Henley case), the Stafford family, Steve Henley, the Henley family, and all those who are executed.



In Nashville, a Service of Remembrance and Resistance will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3rd, at Brookmeade Congregational Church, 700 Bresslyn Road, Nashville, TN 37205. TCASK and its members will later gather at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution at 12:00 a.m. to hold a candlelight vigil, unless the execution has been stayed. Riverbend Maximum Security Institution is located at 7475 Cockrill Bend Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209.

When heading to Riverbend, drive past the main entrance and officers will direct you to the parking for the vigil. There have been instances when cars and people have been searched so be sure to leave any items at home that might be misconstrued (knives, tools, etc.). Please dress very warmly as we are expecting very cold weather and high winds. Also, consider wearing water proof items as the moisture level is high at Riverbend.

Call TCASK if you have any questions before 5pm, (615) 256-3906, after 5pm, (615) 521-9985.

In Memphis, there will be a vigil at Immaculate Conception Cathedral located at 1695 Central Avenue. The vigil will start at 7:00 p.m. and last until the execution has been stayed or carried out. Call Rev. Amy Howe at (901) 482-1213 if you have any questions.

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