Today wasn’t only our last day of school but it was also time to present the results of the past two weeks to the public. At about 9 o’clock we left the school on a bus headed towards downtown Atlanta. After we arrived there we made some final preparations and, at last, it was time for our presentations. To introduce the audience to our topic we started off by playing two recordings that had been made during our surveys, one in Germany before we left and the other while in Atlanta. After that each of the six groups came to the stage to present the findings of their particular survey, which all had a slightly different focus: ‘capital punishment & economic status’, ‘capital punishment & race’, ‘capital punishment & wrongful convictions’, ‘capital punishment vs. life in prison’, ‘capital punishment & human rights’ and ‘legacy of capital punishment’.
The detailed findings are available on our blog by following the links above. Since it was Telia and me who introduced the presentations it was an especially exciting experience for both of us. Speaking for the whole group, it was a great honor to be able to learn more about capital punishment and human rights and to be able to share our ideas in such an awe-inspiring location as the National Center for Civil and Human Rights with other people who care so much about this complex topic. Thanks to everybody who contributed to and supported our project at any stage.
Last but not least – please sign this petition to save the life of Kenny Fults, whose execution date is set for April 12 and who was sentenced to death in a racist vote!