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The Gentle Sleep 2, 2002 Silkscreen by Malaquias Montoya

"Reception at 111 Minna Gallery, SF
April 21 (Sat) 6–9 PM"

 

Scharlette Holdman

Our Emcee for the evening, Scharlette Holdman, is a nationally recognized mitigation specialist, consultant, and educator for legal defense teams representing capital clients in all stages of litigation for the last 35 years.  Holdman has worked on many successful high-profile cases, and is sought out by the best lawyers to join their dream defense teams.  Holdman has taught us that making the effort to understand the humanity of our clients is the first step to unlocking the violence in our society and working towards peaceful resolution.  To hear Ira Glass interview Holdman last year on NPR’s This American Life go to:
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/452/poultry-slam-2011

John Grele, David Senior and Richard Steinken

We will honor attorneys John Grele of San Francisco, David Senior of McBreen and Senior, Century City, and Richard Steinken of the Chicago office of Jenner & Block, for challenging California’s lethal injection procedures as constituting cruel and unusual punishment for the past 6 years. 
Attorneys Jeannie Sternberg and Gary Sowards will present the awards. 


Malaquias Montoya

We are also pleased to announce special guest, artist Malaquias Montoya, professor at the University of California at Davis, who has created a series of artwork entitled-- Premeditated: Meditations on Capital Punishment.  This incredible collection of 23 prints, paintings and drawings is “the artist’s prolonged consideration of the death penalty in America, as realized through the creation of a series of images depicting individuals being put to death.”  Three of Montoya’s vivid and stunning silkscreen prints will be awarded to attorneys Grele, Senior and Steinken, mentioned above.  To see Mr. Montoya’s catalog of this collection go here: http://www.malaquiasmontoya.com/book.php
To learn more about Malaquias Montoya and his work, go to his website: http://www.malaquiasmontoya.com/

Harrison Goldberg

Live music will be presented by an innovative jazz emsemble, led by sax player Harrison Goldberg.  Goldberg plays classic jazz, intuitive, and world fusion-based music.  He performs on tenor, alto and soprano saxophone, and has played with a variety of groups, including Tabula Rasa, Legend and Cloudfire.  You can hear Goldberg on his CD, Tale of Kings, at http://www.neonegypt.com/.  The other musicians joining Goldberg will be: Alma Owens-Delucchi, (vocals), Bill Delucchi, (piano), Christian Doering, (Guitar),
"Gabriel Yanez (drums)", and Don Watanabe, (acoustic bass).


Harrison Goldberg

He performs on tenor, alto and soprano saxophone, and has played with a variety of groups, including Tabula Rasa, Legend and Cloudfire, (see http://cloudfiremusic.com/).

 



April 21 (Saturday) 6–9 PM:
Reception at 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco
to honor attorneys John Grele, David Senior, and Richard Steinken for challenging California's lethal injection procedures - as constituting crue land unusual punishment - for the past 6 years. Emcee: Scharlette Holdman; Jeannie Sternberg and Gary Sowards will present awards; guest artist Malaquias Montoya; live jazz ensemble featuring Harrison Goldberg (sax) and Alma Owens-Delucchi (vocals); refreshments. ($25/$30 at door)

April 22 (Sunday) 3–5:30 PM:
Interfaith Gathering of People of Faith
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

2301 Vine Street (@ Arch St.), Berkeley. (Free)
Survivors of victims of violence will share their views of the death penalty. Following the panel discussion, there will be an interfaith memorial service of healing.

April 23 & 24 (Mon/Tues) 7 PM:
Staged readings of Michael Kroll's play "Just Like a Dog" Shotgun Players Ashby Stage
1901 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley (@ Ashby BART)
Inspired by the playwright's witnessing a gas chamber execution 20 years ago, this is a fictional story of an impending execution and two people from opposite perspectives, both broken and floundering, who become each other's lifeline back into the world. ($15/$18 at door)

Leading up to these events, at several venues around Northern California we will show:

"Procedure 769: Witnesses to an Execution"
an award-winning documentary by Dutch filmmaker Jaap van Hoewijk, focusing on those who witnessed the execution in 1992. Scheduled showings, with questions and answers afterwards:

February 18 (Saturday) 7–9 PM:
Historic Bal Theater, San Leandro
14808 East 14th Street (betw. 148th Ave. & Lillian Ave.) San Leandro ($5 at door)

February 23 (Thursday) 1–3 PM:
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Avenue (@ Martin Luther King Jr. Way) Berkeley (Free)

April 3 (Tuesday) 5:30–7:30 PM:
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street (Civic Center), San Francisco (Free)
(Panel discussion to follow)

April 17 (Tuesday) 7–9 PM:
Newman Hall (in the Lounge)
2700 Dwight Way (@ College Avenue), Berkeley (Free)

April 22 (Sunday) 10:30 AM–12:30 PM:
Landmark Shattuck Theater
2230 Shattuck Avenue (@ Kittredge St.), Berkeley ($5/$7 at door)

Tickets: to purchase go here: 

requiemforthedeathpenalty.eventbrite.com



The Victim - Malaquias Montoya (2003)

 

 

 

 

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