Shujaa Graham, who spent three years on death row in California for a crime he did not commit, will be a special guest at the 11th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty on October 30 in Austin Texas at 2 PM at the Texas Capitol. Shujaa is coming as a member of the Journey of Hope and Witness to Innocence. He will join exonerees Curtis McCarty, Ron Keine, and Greg Wilhoit at the march. Shujaa was last in Austin during the Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break in March talking to students about his experience as a wrongfully convicted person condemned to death. In October 2009, he delivered 6000 petition signatures to the office of Governor Rick Perry (pictured).
The annual march is organized by several Texas anti-death penalty organizations, including Texas Moratorium Network, the Austin chapter of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, Texas Students Against the Death Penalty, Texas Death Penalty Education and Resource Center, Death Penalty Free Austin, and Kids Against the Death Penalty.