Hundreds of real people are affected by violence every day in Texas. At the Texas After Violence Project, we're committed to cultivating narratives for justice. Through oral history and in-depth workshops, we hope to empower people to share their voices. And through public education and multi-media presentations, we hope to cultivate empathy, break down stereotypes, and help people discover ways to diminish violence in their communities.
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Coverage of the death penalty in Texas often ends with the execution. But people continue to live with the aftermath and legacies of this system.
Join us in co-constructing our collective histories at a Storytelling Circle featuring families of executed Texans from the Fort Worth area hosted by TAVP at Tarrant County College on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the first execution by lethal injection.
Katherine Scardino, a Houston-based criminal defense attorney, is perhaps most well known for her role helping to exonerate Anthony Graves. In her interview, she tells TAVP about his case and shares other experiences from her career as a criminal defense attorney. Katherine grew up in a small town in East Texas and didn't become licensed to practice law until her 30s, but since then has built a name for herself in the field.
Learn more about Katherine here.