Hickory – From the Center for Death Penalty Litigation comes a powerful new film on the origins of North Carolina’s death penalty. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley invites you to join us on January 29th for a special Sunday service followed by a viewing of Racist Roots, a powerful new film on the racist origins of the NC death penalty. Our service at 10AM will be led by special guest Noel Nickle, Executive Director of the North Carolina Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, who will discuss her journey, advocacy and second chances.
After the service at 11:30am, Noel Nickle and Lived Experience Coordinator of CADP, Alfred Rivera (who spent time on death row for a crime he did not commit) will lead a film viewing and panel discussion of Racist Roots. Racist Roots is the film based on CDPL’s online project, RacistRoots.org. This powerful 25-minute film explores the NC death penalty’s deep entanglement with slavery, lynching and racism — and inspires people to join the movement to transform our state’s criminal legal system. It includes the voices of advocates, artists and directly impacted people.