On November 30 of each year, the Day of Cities for Life - against the Death Penalty commemorates the first abolition of the death penalty in 1786 by the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. On this day, participating cities illuminate a symbolic monument like the Colosseum in Rome.
By this symbolic action, these cities demand a state of all executions worldwide.
This year "City for life, an initiative of the Community of Sant’Egidio, was celebrated through a webinar with the participation of ICDP President Navi Pillay, alongside other respected personalities: Mr. Davide Sassoli, President the European Parliament; Mr. Mario Marazzitti, Community of Sant'Egidio; Ms. Sandra Babcock, Director and Founder of the Cornell Centre on the Death Penalty Worldwide; Ms. Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, Executive Director of Catholic Mobilizing Network; Ms. Suzana Norlihan, Lawyer and Activist and Mr. Joaquin Martinez, former death row inmate exonerated.
The webinar took place on the 30th of November at 5.30 pm.
To watch the webinar click here: Webinar internazionale per sostenere l'abolizione della pena di morte nel mondo #stand4humanity - YouTube.