Saturday, April 25, 2009
The death penalty has been added as lesson seven in the new 16-week “university” Class of Nonviolence. There are many good documentaries on capital punishment, but these two online videos would work well with this lesson. The first is an hour-long TV program hosted by the Harris County, Texas Green Party. In a classroom situation it would be useful to show the 9-minute documentary produced by Irish television that is embedded starting at minute 3:50. It tells about the European Union’s efforts to put pressure on countries, including the US, to abolish the death penalty. The second video is a lecture given by Sr. Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking” speaking at Utah Valley State College.