I AM TROY DAVIS hits the road!

Dear friends,

I hope to see many of you as I AM TROY DAVIS, the Davis family and I hit the road!  The book tour is shaping up to be incredibly exciting and powerful.

In New York (9/20), the Davis family and I will be joined by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, Lawrence Hayes (a death row exonoree), Yusuf Salaam (from the Central Park 5), and Rebel Diaz, the incredible Bronx-based hip hop duo who created this chilling and powerful video about Troy shortly after his execution.
In Atlanta (9/21 & 9/22) and Savannah (9/23), the Davis family and I will be joined by many of the activists who led the campaign to save Troy, including from the Southern Center for Human Rights, Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, AIUSA and the NAACP.
In Washington DC (9/24), we will be joined by Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP, Brian Evans of Amnesty International and Diann Rust-Tierney of the National Coaltion to Abolish the Death Penalty.
Baltimore (9/29), Bellingham (10/1), Seattle (10/2)…. in each and every city we travel, Kimberly Davis (Troy’s sister) and I look forward to joining with activists who share our commitment to telling Troy’s story and to ending the death penalty.

I am also delighted to share with you, below, Haymarket Books newsletter featuring I AM TROY DAVIS. Please note the offer of the free discussion guide to accompany the book, authored by Equal Justice USA in partnership with Amnesty International and NAACP.

I hope you will join the Davis family and me, as we do what Troy asked of all of us in his final words: Continue to fight this fight.

See you on the road!
In solidarity,
Jen Marlowe
Twitter: @donkeysaddleorg
Blog: View from the Donkey’s Saddle

Haymarket Books is proud to present: 
I Am Troy Davis
By Jen Marlowe and Martina Davis-Correia with Troy Anthony Davis
Foreword by Sister Helen Prejean
“I Am Troy Davis should be read and cherished” —Maya Angelou
I Am Troy Davis
On September 21, 2011 Troy Anthony Davis was put to death by the State of Georgia. Davis’ execution was protested by hundreds of thousands of people across the globe, and Pope Benedict XVI, President Jimmy Carter, and 51 members of Congress all appealed for clemency. How did one man capture the world’s imagination, and become the iconic face for the campaign to end the death penalty?
I Am Troy Davis, coauthored by Jen Marlowe and Davis’ sister Martina Davis-Correia, tells the intimate story of an ordinary man caught up in an inexorable tragedy. From his childhood in racially-charged Savannah; to the confused events that led to the 1989 shooting of a police officer; to Davis’ sudden arrest, conviction, and two-decade fight to prove his innocence; I Am Troy Davistakes us inside a broken legal system where life and death hang in the balance. It is also an inspiring testament to the unbreakable bond of family, to the resilience of love, and that even when you reach the end of justice, voices from across the world will rise together in chorus and proclaim, “I am Troy Davis,” I stand with you.
A message from author Jen Marlowe
Writing Am Troy Davis has been, for me, the fulfillment of a sacred promise, a weighty responsibility, and an extraordinary privilege. This book is what I could do for Martina, for Troy, for their mother Virginia (all three of whom I miss dearly), and for the Davis family.
My deepest hope is that the book reflects Martina’s and Troy’s courage, spirit, and humanity in all of their beautiful complexity. I hope the book is a worthy tribute to them and does justice to their story and their struggle. 
By telling Martina’s and Troy’s truth, I hope that I Am Troy Davis provides an alternative form of justice for them and for the Davis family.
In solidarity,
Jen Marlowe
Additional Resources:                 
● (right) Video Jen Marlowe made months before Troy’s execution
● Order a free I Am Troy Davis 
I Am Troy Davis Events
IATD Tweet Chat
Friday, September 20th at 1pm EST
The chat will be hosted by Equal Justice USA (@ejusa) and Brian Evans from Amnesty International USA (@BRCEvans) and will use the hashtag #IAmTroyDavis
Dead Man Walking 20th Anniversary Edition

We are honored that Sister Helen Prejean wrote the forward to I Am Troy Davis. Sister Helen’s book, Dead Man Walking has been re-released for its 20 year anniversary. Please see below for more information about this important book.

History of Dead Man Walking:
In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean, the author of the foreword for I Am Troy Davis, became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana’s Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier’s death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying. At the same time, she came to know the families of the victims and the men whose job it was to execute him — men who often harbored doubts about the rightness of what they were doing.
● Jen Marlowe and members of Troy Davis’s family are available for interviews and book events, contactinfo@haymarketbooks.org
● For a review copy contact info@haymarketbooks.org
● Bulk discouts are available

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