INTERVIEW WITH KENNETH

On Wednesday, Austin’s NBC-affiliate, KXAN, traveled to Livingston to interview Kenneth. It appears in its entirety at the link below.

The first segment is what aired on the evening news, including statements from the LaHood family (they are still very much in favor of Kenneth’s execution). In the reporter’s hand is a stack of petitions calling for clemency for Kenneth; they had been delivered to the Board of Pardons and Paroles earlier that day at a press conference called by the Save Kenneth Foster Campaign.

http://www.kxan.com/Global/story.asp?S=6939242&nav=0s3d

On Tuesday, the Save Kenneth Campaign hosted a roundtable discussion at an Austin library. The panel included Beverly Fisher, Kenneth’s first cousin; Delia Perez Meyer, sister of Texas death row inmate Louis Castro Perez; Jeannine Scott, wife of Texas prisoner Michael Scott; and Professor Dana Cloud, activist and member of the Save Kenneth Campaign. The discussion was well-attended and in the video footage aired on KXAN that night, you can see the DRIVE logo for a fraction of a second.

http://www.kxan.com/Global/story.asp?S=6933249&nav=0s3d

Kenneth’s case garners more media attention every day, including ABC news online. You can check www.savekenneth.blogspot.com for the latest news coverage.

There are lots of demonstrations for Kenneth in Texas these next two weeks. Please circulate the information below where appropriate or plan for your own solidarity actions.

Saturday, August 18
RALLY AND CONCERT FOR KENNETH FOSTER IN SAN ANTONIO
Rally 2-4 PM at the San Antonio Courthouse
“A Night In Solidarity With Kenneth Foster”
Entertainment 5-9 PM at the Carver Cultural Community Center
226 N Hackberry, San Antonio
Admission: $5 (donations also accepted, benefits the Save Kenneth Fund)

Join Kenneth’s supporters in his hometown of San Antonio for a concert to bring attention to Kenneth’s case and the Law of Parties. Featuring performances by Kenneth’s daughter, Nydesha, and his wife, Tasha Foster, a hip hop artist from the Netherlands. Also appearing: Mario Africa of the MOVE Organization, San Antonio artists GetMoneyClick, Slykatt, Precision, DJ Voice, and more.

Tuesday, August 21
EMERGENCY RALLY FOR KENNETH IN AUSTIN
Tuesday, August 21, 5:00 PM
Gather at 11th and Congress for a march to the Governor’s mansion. Tell Gov.
Perry that we demand justice for Kenneth!

August 29 there will be a protest at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston and on August 30 we will protest at the Ellis (aka “Walls”) Unit in Huntsville. More details on those TBA

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