The film, ‘Innocent’ is a short form documentary that takes a deep dive into the racial disparities and injustices that are happening on Ohio’s Death Row. ‘Innocent’ looks into the cases of Derrick Jamison and Shawn Hawkins, both Black men who were sentenced to death in Hamilton County in the late 80’s and includes an interview with IJPC Program Manager Bekky Baker. There will also be a Q&A panel discussion with director Kailah Ware.
If you would like to learn more and be part of the growing movement to abolish the death penalty, join the Southern Ohio Organizing Team meetings. There we discuss campaign updates and next actions.
Meetings every other Wednesday.
For more information, reach out to Bekky at Bekky@IJPCcincinnati.org
Join people of faith across Ohio to stand in solidarity for abolition of the death penalty. Recognizing the injustices in our criminal justice system, we are unwilling to participate in the cruel and inhumane practice of sentencing our fellow neighbors to death. We join together across religious traditions calling in one voice for the abolition of the death penalty. Our goal is to register 1 faith community from each of Ohio’s 88 counties.
Register here, or copy this address into your browser: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/OhioanstoStopExecutions/abolitionweek.html
There are several ways to participate:
- Yard sign or public display of support
- Bulletin insert or email to community
- Prayer service or vigil
- Inclusion in sermon/message during service
- Letter writing or phone banking party – write to our legislators
- Letter to the editor from faith leader or member
- October 19 Lobby day at the statehouse
- Sign onto the Ohio Faith Leader letter urging Ohio to repeal the death penalty
Join the conversation and momentum with a story that hits very close to home. From award-winning investigative journalist Kyle Swenson, Good Kids, Bad City is the true story of the longest wrongful imprisonment in the United States to end in exoneration. There will be two meetings, the first will cover Chapters 1-6 and the second will be a review of the book in total.
Tuesday, July 20th, 6:30 PM, Part One
Tuesday, August 17th, 6:30 PM, Part Two
For more information, reach out to Bekky at bekky@IJPCcincinnati.org
Ohio’s death penalty is broken. In fact, 11 innocent people have been sentenced to death in our state. The good news? SB 103 and HB 183 would abolish Ohio’s death penalty and would prevent putting any more innocent lives at risk.
Join the Intercommunity Community Justice and Peace Center and the Ohio Innocence Project as we welcome Derrick Jamison, a Cincinnati native who spent 20 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Senator Cecil Thomas (D-9) and Representative Jean Schmidt (R-65) will join this virtual panel to explain why the time is now to repeal the death penalty. We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, May 26 at 7 pm.