In 2004, Texas Moratorium Network started an innovative Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break on the issue of the death penalty to train the next generation of human rights leaders. One of our original goals of the spring break was to encourage students to start student organizations against the death penalty, which is exactly what happened. A group of participants started a national group called Students Against the Death Penalty, as well as a Texas group called Texas Students Against the Death Penalty, which are now the main organizers of the event.
This year, Campus Progress is co-sponsoring the fifth year of the Anti Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break and has started two others on the issues of Iraq and Climate Change.
Click below for more information on each one and to register.