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Beverly and Katie Monroe – Distinguished Lecture Series: Race, Innocence and the End of the Death Penalty

February 29, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Distinguished Lecture Series: Race, Innocence and the End of the Death Penalty

5:30 pm | Genome Sciences Building (G100)
Tickets: All events are free and open to the public

The UNC Department of Political Science is pleased to host this distinguished speaker series in conjunction with POL 203: Race, Innocence and the End of Death Penalty. the speakers will address one of the most important policy puzzles our state and nation face: Why is the death penalty fading away, and should it be abolished? the series is made available through the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professorship. Eight sessions across February, March and April will provide space for a conversation on the issue. Series sponsors include department of American Studies, Institute of African American Research, Carolina Summer reading Program, Center for the Study of the American South, UNC School of Law, Death Penalty Project, Duke Law School Innocence Project, NC Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Caroline Justice Policy Center and the ACLU-NC

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Beverly and Katie Monroe: Beverly Monroe was sentenced to 22 years in prison for murder in 1992, in fact the death was a suicide. Katie, her daughter, had just left school and devoted the next 11 years to demonstrating the innocence of her mother, which she secured in 2003. Katie is now the executive director of


February 29, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm