Many of you are aware and concerned about the scheduled execution in Georgia tonight at 7 p.m. of Troy Davis, a man with a strong claim to innocence. Those looking to attend a vigil for Mr. Davis and Mark MacPhail, the man he was convicted of killing, should be aware that there will be vigils in Richmond, Newport News, and Washington DC this evening. Please see the information below for specific information on the times and locations:
Richmond: Meet at Broad and Belvidere at 6pm on Wednesday September 21st. Please bring signs and banners in support of Troy Davis if you can. Around 6:45 we will walk down Belvidere to Monroe Park (the corner of Main and Belvidere) to hold a vigil for Troy Davis at 7pm.
Newport News: Vigil begins at 6:45 pm at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 100 Harpersville Rd. Newport News, Va. 23606. Please contact Social Ministry Coordinator Tina M.Wandersee at 757-595-0385 ext. 118 for more information.
Washington DC: Gather at 6pm at Vernon Square, across from the DC Convention Center where the Congressional Black Caucus is holding its annual convention in order to involve as many of those leaders as possible.
*If you have not already done so, please sign the petition against Troy Davis’s execution by clicking here.