Date(s) & Time(s)::
January 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno, 2672 E. Alluvial Ave. between Chestnut and Willow, Clovis 93611
On April 21, 1992, for the first time in 25 years, Procedure 769 was implemented at San Quentin: Robert Harris was put to death in the gas chamber. Procedure 769 is the document that specifies how a prisoner is to be executed. Forty-nine people were allowed to witness his death. All witnesses had a valid reason to be present. This documentary presents their diverse viewpoints. For one, it was a democratic duty. Others wanted to see justice done. Some wanted to support the condemned man in his last moments, while outside, people protested both for and against the killing. Inside, all the witnesses observed the same event: a dying man. Yet each perceived it differently. One of those witnesses will be present at the screening and will participate in the discussion following the film led by Maria Telesco. Admission is FREE. Wheelchair accessible. For information: uufresno.org; 559-291-1590; 559-264-2934.