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March 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
I Am Troy Davis, coauthored by Jen Marlowe and Davis’s 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 murder of a police officer, to Davis’s sudden arrest, conviction, and two-decade fight to prove his innocence, I Am Troy Davis takes 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. (GoodReads)
Discussions are led by OZ member, author and social justice advocate, Suzi Wizowaty. Suzi served three terms in the Vermont Legislature. Getting to know some of the inmates when she worked in prisons made her question the workings of the criminal justice system. In 2013 she founded Vermonters for Criminal Justice. Suzi has had three novels published, and has led hundreds of book discussions through the Vermont Humanities Council in public libraries, “Literature & Medicine” program in several Vermont hospitals, and regular poetry workshops in Vermont prisons.