March 24, 2015 12:02pm


Mario Marazzitti is a man who moves mountains.  As a member of Italy’s parliament and leader of Rome’s Community of Sant’Egidio, he has succeeded in lobbying for an end to capital punishment in countries like Chile, Gabon, and Uzbekistan.  Now, he has set his sites on another: the United States, where he intends to see it outlawed by 2025.  The clock is ticking: ten prisoners have been executed in the US this year alone.

In his new book, 13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty, Marazziti approaches the challenge with love in his heart and an astonishing range of tested approaches in his activist toolkit.  He has been responsible for the Community of Sant’Egidio gathering more than three million signatures on an anti-death penalty petition, and is currently the architect of the state-by-state plan that will end capital punishment in the most powerful nation on earth.

Along with his friend and collaborator, Reinventing Bach author Paul Elie, Mario will be touring the United States to spread his message, and share some of the activist methods that have proven so remarkably successful in the global struggle at whose forefront he stands.

April 6, New York City: Greenlight Books, 686 Fulton St, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, 7:30pm

April 8, Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Riggs Library, Healy Hall, 3rd Floor, 4:30pm

April 14, San Francisco: Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, off the Embarcadero, 12:30pm

April 15, Berkeley: The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St, Presented by KPFA Radio, hosted by Matt Cherry, Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus, 7:30pm

We hope to see you there!

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