No Silence, No Shame
Silence, No Shame is a new project of Murder Victims Families for Human
Rights that focuses on organizing family members of the executed to speak
out against the death penalty.
October 27th, a group of parents, children, siblings, nieces,
and grandchildren of people who have been executed in the United States
gathered in Austin, Texas for a private support meeting, then an
organizing meeting to talk about upcoming plans for the project,
and finally a public ceremony that marked the official launch of the
project. Survivors came from
Missouri, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Rhode Island, California,
Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, and Alberta, Canada.
Robert Meeropol, Bill Babbitt, and Celia McWee delivered at the public
See photos from the ceremony
editorial that was published in the Austin American-Statesman
titled The Families Left Behind.
Read an article from the San Antonio
titled "Dreaming of Change."