Death Penalty Focus
Mike Farrell, Actor; Human Rights Activist
While most know him as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt from the hit television series "M*A*S*H," Farrell has been a fierce advocate for progressive political causes for decades, using his celebrity to speak out on important human rights issues. In this capacity he has served as a board member for Human Rights Watch, and he has been the president of Death Penalty Focus for more than 15 years. He has also written two books, Just Call Me Mike and Of Mule and Man, which detail his path from actor to activist. He will explain his belief that the death penalty is an ongoing human rights violation and will outline the punishment’s moral and policy failings. He will also discuss the importance of zealously searching for more effective alternatives to capital punishment and will suggest how concerned citizens can bring about lasting policy change in this important arena.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 4:45 p.m. networking reception, 5:15 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Patrick O'Reilly