Posts Categorized: Alternative Spring Break

Daily Texan: Anti-death penalty event educates student advocates

By William James, Daily Texan StaffPublished: Monday, March 21, 2011 Mary Kang | Daily Texan Staff Shujaa Graham (center) marches as part of the Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break on Sixth Street on Wednesday afternoon. Graham was wrongly accused and was on death row for three years because of police brutality. Students around the country…read more

Day 4: Can't We All Just Get Along?

First posted by Dallas Morning News This blog post is written by Pamela Skjolsvik, a blogger and author currently finishing her first book, Death Becomes Us. A resident of Bedford, she earned a master’s degree in 2010 from Goucher College in Maryland. Her writing has been included in Creative Nonfiction, the Durango Herald, and in…read more

Day 3: Lobbying, and rallying and marching — Oh My!

First posted by Dallas Morning News. This blog post is written by Pamela Skjolsvik, a blogger and author currently finishing her first book, Death Becomes Us. A resident of Bedford, she earned a master’s degree in 2010 from Goucher College in Maryland. Her writing has been included in Creative Nonfiction, the Durango Herald, and in…read more

Dallas Morning News Editorial to Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Breakers: "never give up in this monumental quest"

Former Bexar County DA Sam Millsap speaking to participantsat the 2011 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break Our 2011 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break is mentioned in an editorial today in the Dallas Morning News: Editorial: Spring-breakers join an anti-death-penalty crusade It never would have happened without the curiosity of students. Last week, Illinois became the…read more

The Daily Texan: This spring break, fight the death penalty

“This spring break, fight the death penalty,” is the title of Rachel Fuerst’s guest op-ed in Monday’s Daily Texan about the Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break. Rachel is a graduate student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and an intern with Witness to Innocence. Students Against the Death Penalty will host the Anti-Death Penalty…read more

Hank Skinner Wins at Supreme Court Allowing Him to Continue to Seek DNA Testing

Today, Hank Skinner won his Supreme Court case 6-3, so he can continue to seek DNA testing of evidence. At least year’s Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break, Hank’s wife, Sandrine, spoke at a press conference organized by the students participating at spring break. It was one week before Hank’s scheduled execution. Last year during spring…read more

Judge Charlie Baird to Speak at Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break

Judge Charlie Baird will speak at the Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break on Monday, March 14, at 7 PM (room to announced). Judge Baird will be on a panel with former Bexar District Attorney Sam Millsap.  The Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break, running from March 14 to the 18th, is a unique opportunity for people interested in human rights…read more

Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break to Use Beluga for Group Messaging

At an event such as the Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break March 14-18, with many people from different places coming together for multiple days, it is very useful if the participants can quickly and easily communicate with each other, so we have decided to use the group messaging service Beluga during the Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break….read more

The Lamron: Student attends Anti-Death Penalty conference in Texas

Below is an article in The Lamron, the student newspaper of SUNY-Geneseo, written by Colleen Farrell, one of the students who attended the 2010 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break organized by Students Against the Death Penalty and Texas Moratorium Network. Colleen is the student who introduced the six death row exonerees who spoke at the…read more


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