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Cities for Life 2012 - November 30
On Friday November 30th, over 1,400 cities around the world will speak in a common voice to demand an end to the death penalty. The movement began in 2002 in Tuscany, Italy. Toronto joined this movement in 2007 and has seen speakers ranging from former death row prisoner Marina Nemat, human rights actvist Nazanin Afshin-Jam, political leaders Jack Layton, David Miller and Bob Rae to author of Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean.
This year the event will be hosted at UofT’s Hart House, Music Room by Amnesty International's University of Toronto student club and will be focused on actions.
Prominent Toronto Lawyer James Lockyer, Director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted, will host the evening.
Antonella Mega, the wife of Canadian citizen Hamid Ghassemi-Shall, who sits on Iran's death row, will be the guest speaker.
There will be musical performances and a final illumination event in front of Trinity Chapel.
What: Cities for Life 2012
Where: Hart House Music Room, University of Toronto
When: Friday November 30th, doors open at 6pm
Free event. Refreshments. Everyone welcome
For more details please contact Aubrey Harris, Coordinator, Campaign to Abolish the Death Penalty, Amnesty International Canada (ES):
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