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Former Los Angeles County prosecutor to speak at anti-death penalty event in Oklahoma City

Gil Garcetti, former Los Angeles County district attorney, will be keynote speaker at the 22nd annual Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Membership Meeting and Awards Dinner set for April 20 at Our Lady's Cathedral, 3214 N Lake.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm •  Published: April 6, 2013
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Gil Garcetti, former Los Angeles County district attorney, will be the keynote speaker at the 22nd annual Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Membership Meeting and Awards Dinner set for April 20 at Our Lady's Cathedral, 3214 N Lake.

A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be at 6 p.m.

“As Catholics, we are called to address this issue in Oklahoma.” Becky VanPool, director of parish outreach at Catholic Charities, said in a news release. “The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops calls us to end the death penalty as an important step from a culture of death and a step toward building a culture of life.”

VanPool said Garcetti, as district attorney from 1992-2000, headed one of the largest local prosecutorial offices in the United States. She said Garcetti wrote an op-ed piece in March 2011 that was published in the Los Angeles Times, in which he expressed his opposition to the death penalty.

Tickets for the event are $45 for adults and $20 for students. Sponsorships are available.

The reservation deadline is Friday.


IF YOU GO

How to buy tickets

To purchase tickets for the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Membership Meeting and Awards Dinner, register at www.okcadp.org or call 948-1645. Checks made payable to “OK-CADP” may be sent to Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, P.O. Box 713, Oklahoma City, OK 73101.

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