The Guild is co-sponsoring a film screening of Race to Execution on Thursday, February 22 at 6:00 pm at the San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, (100 Larkin St. @ Civic Center). Free and Open to the Public. This compelling investigation of America's death penalty traces the fates of two Death Row inmates, revealing how race discrimination infects the capital punishment system. Neither for nor against the death penalty, Race to Execution explores how the media's racially charged portrayal of victims and perpetrators is internalized by potential jurors and carried into the courtroom.
Panel Discussion Following the Film
Rachel Lyon, Filmmaker "Race to Execution"
Rory Little, Professor of Law UC Hastings College of the Law
Barbara Becnel, Stanley Tookie Williams Advocate
Sujatha Baliga, Esq., Capital Appellate Defense Attorney
Lance Lindsey, Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus