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Date Event Venue Location  
07.18.2018
Too Ill to Execute: A Conversation about Severe Mental Illness and the Death Penalty
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, noon 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, 37919 Details
This event is sponsored by Tennessee Alliance for the Severe Mental Illness Exclusion (TASMIE).

 A light lunch will be provided, or you can bring your own!

Join other concerned Tennesseans to hear from a panel of experts who will share their perspectives about the continued execution of individuals with severe mental illness by our state, individuals like Billy Ray Irick.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Jeff Stovall, a psychiatrist from Vanderbilt University
  • Susanne Bales, a public defender with the Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee
  • Ben Harrington, CEO of the Mental Health Association of East Tennessee.

Q & A will be a central part of this event so come with your questions.

For more information, contact Sarah McGee at sarah.graham.mcgee@gmail.com.

07.25.2018
Too Ill to Execute: A Conversation about Severe Mental Illness and the Death Penalty
Otter Creek Church, 6pm 409 Franklin Rd., Brentwood, TN 37027 Details
This event is sponsored by Tennessee Alliance for the Severe Mental Illness Exclusion (TASMIE).

A reception with light refreshments will be held at a 6:00 p.m. reception with the event to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Join other concerned Tennesseans to hear from a panel of experts who will share their perspectives about the continued execution of individuals with severe mental illness by our state, individuals like Billy Ray Irick.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Jeff Stovall, a psychiatrist from Vanderbilt University
  • Christopher Slobogin, a law professor from Vanderbilt Law School
  • Tom Starling, CEO of the Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee
  • Dr. Lee Camp of Lipscomb University will serve as the moderator.

Q & A will be a central part of this event so come with your questions.

For more information, contact Sarah McGee at sarah.graham.mcgee@gmail.com.

08.02.2018
Unintended Consequences: The Death Penalty’s Impact on Corrections Staff
Evergreen Presbyterian Church, 6pm 1567 Overton Park Ave., Memphis, 38112 Details

This event features Frank Thompson, who served as Superintendent of the Oregon State Penitentiary (1994-1998) and oversaw the state’s only executions in the modern era of the death penalty.

Joining Mr. Thompson for the Q & A portion of the event will be retired Chaplain Jerry Welborn, who served as chaplain for Tennessee’s death row from 1997-2014.

Contact Amy Howe amychowe62@gmail.com or Margaret Vandiver vandiver@memphis.edu for more information.