Whether you have been to lots of LifeLines conferences before, or are planning to attend your first, this event is not to be missed.
This March, we are delighted to welcome Tom Fewel as the first of two guest speakers at the Spring Conference.
Tom will travel from his home in the US to be with us. He and his wife Joy live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Thirty-two years ago, their daughter Jean was kidnapped and murdered while walking to school. Police apprehended the murderer a short time later. He was found guilty at trial, and the prosecutor asked the jury to impose a death sentence. Long time opponents of capital punishment, Joy and Tom worked with the defence team to convince the jury to impose a prison term rather than death.
A compelling and very experienced public speaker, Tom talks about death penalty issues to a variety of audiences, including university students, churches, and government officials. He has also corresponded with and visited a death row prisoner.
We look forward to meeting Tom, hearing his family story and about his courageous and valuable work.
In the afternoon we will hear from Jayne Richards, who will tell us about the help she has received from London-based organisation the Prisonersí Education Trust, and how she has turned her life around. Founded in 1989, PET provides distance learning courses, art and hobby materials and advice and support otherwise unobtainable to people in prison in England and Wales. Since its foundation it has helped more than 28,000 prisoners. This will then be followed by more talks and discussions on topics of interest to LifeLines members. Very importantly, there will be plenty of time to meet new friends and catch up with old ones, and meet others writing to your state.
The Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre is located off Shoreditch High Street and Great Eastern Street in central London. The nearest tube stations are Shoreditch High St (3 minutesí walk), Liverpool St and Old St (both 10-15 minutesí walk). Parking is extremely limited and expensive, so driving is not recommended, but there are numerous buses, and taxis are available at Liverpool St station.
The venue is fully accessible. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be available on arrival and during the afternoon break. There are several cafes and shops very close by, or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
Advance booking for the Spring Conference.
We recommend you book in advance. However, you may pay on the day as long as there are still places available. LifeLines will issue everyone who books in advance with a confirmation slip which you need to bring as proof of payment.
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LifeLines conference, 22 The Knoll, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 9DH with a cheque or PO for £20 per person, made payable to LifeLines, and a stamped addressed envelope to arrive no later than one week before the conference date. Alternatively, please email Nichola Glasse on email@example.com for details on how to make a BACS or PayPal payment. You will receive a name badge on arrival.
Refunds will not be payable unless the conference is cancelled, in which case all those who have booked will be informed.
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