April 22, 1998
Geneva, NY — “The Juvenile Death Penalty: Why It's Wrong; What Can Be Done About It?” will be discussed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30, in room 8, Coxe Hall on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The presentation will be lead by Brian Henninger and Toshi Kazama, and the public is invited to attend.
Henninger, Hobart Class of 1997, is program coordinator for the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and is currently organizing the NCADP's Stop Killing Kids campaign — a nationwide initiative aimed at ending the use of the death penalty against America's troubled children. His talk will focus on student involvement in this effort.
Kazama has photographed juvenile offenders on death rows across the country. The experience Kazama has gained through dealing with prison officials, inmates, attorneys, and family members gives him a unique perspective of the American capital punishment system. His work has drawn attention from two major television networks, several nationally distributed magazines, and a film documentary crew.
Together, Henninger and Kamaza will touch on a variety of issues ranging from varying conceptions of criminal justice to constitutional law to different methods of grassroots organizing.
The presentation is sponsored by Delta Chi and Chi Phi fraternities, in conjunction with the Druid Society and Hai Timiai ( the Hobart and William Smith Colleges senior honor societies).
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