Death Row: A manifestation of racism, oppression, and trauma in the US

Annie Wells


Event Date/Time:

  1. Thursday, April 28, 2022
    3:30pm — 5:00pm

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This is a previously aired live panel discussion about the unfolding details behind Melissa Lucio’s Execution. Melissa Lucio would have been the first Latina woman to be executed in the state of Texas and her controversial sentence has been in the news.

We wanted to invite anyone interested in this information, to visit our YouTube page (where the entire video is available to be viewed).

We examine the Criminal Justice System through the lens of systemic racism. This video was created days before Melissa Lucio (the first Hispanic Woman in Texas to be up for execution) is scheduled to die (4/27). We interview subject matter experts, scholars, a formerly incarcerated woman and a therapist to look at this important and timely issue and in order to megaphone Melissa Lucio’s case in order to help STAY HER EXECUTION.

Panel Speakers:

Adrianna Rodriguez, graduate clinical intern, YWCA Greater Austin

Eva Escobedo, LPC-S, Lead Counselor, YWCA Greater Austin

Jennifer Toon, Mental Health Peer Policy Fellow with the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

Azzurra Crispino, Director of PAPS (Prison Abolition Prisoner Support)

Conversation Moderated by:

Laura Gomez-Horton, LMSW-S, Clinical Director, YWCA Greater Austin


Additional information about this case can be found:

Free Melissa Lucio


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