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Danny Glover to discuss death penalty, Nov. 15

Actor and activist Danny Glover will speak on "State Execution: The Death Penalty in America" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in McCosh 50.

His public lecture is being sponsored by the University and the Mercer County chapters of Amnesty International . He is expected to address a number of concerns about state execution, such as execution of the innocent, failure to act as a deterrent, and racial and socio-economic biases.

Glover has received wide recognition for his roles in more than 50 films, including the screen adaptations of Alice Walkers "The Color Purple" and Toni Morrisons "Beloved"; HBOs production of "Mandela," for which he received a Cable ACE Award and an NAACP Image Award; and the action-thriller "Lethal Weapon" series.

A tireless human rights crusader, Glover is a recipient of the Amnesty International USA Lifetime Achievement Award for his "efforts to bring worldwide attention to the human rights struggle." Such efforts have included his role in the civil rights movement in Namibia, his work as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program and his commitment to abolition of the death penalty.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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