Saturday, September 21, 2013|4:00 p.m.| Decatur Library Auditorium
215 Sycamore St Decatur, GA 30030| (404) 370-8450
ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2011, despite an international outcry due to his strong case of innocence, Troy Anthony Davis was put to death by the State of Georgia.
Davis’s execution was protested by hundreds of thousands across the globe, and his story captured the world’s attention. I AM TROY DAVIS, co-authored by Jen Marlowe and Davis’ sister Martina Davis-Correia, tells the intimate story of an ordinary man caught up in an inexorable tragedy. From his childhood in racially charged Savannah; to the confused events that led to the 1989 murder of a police officer; to Davis’ sudden arrest, conviction, and two-decade fight to prove his innocence; I AM TROY DAVIS takes us inside a broken legal system where life and death hang in the balance. TIME magazine named Troy Davis one of 2011’s most influential people.
Jen Marlowe, a human rights activist, writer, and filmmaker, is the author of “The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian’s Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker” and” Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival.” Jen’s an award-winning documentary films include” One Family in Gaza”,” Rebuilding Hope: Sudan’s Lost Boys Return Home” and “Darfur Diaries”. Martina Davis-Correia, sister of Troy Davis, was Amnesty USA’s co-Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for Georgia. She served on the boards of Georgia’s NAACP branch, The Campaign to End the Death Penalty and Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
The program will feature a panel of guests: Jen Marlowe, Terrica Redfield Ganzy from Southern Center for Human Rights, Jared Feuer from Amnesty International-USA, and members of Troy Davis’ family. The event will conclude with a special musical tribute.