Execution by the Numbers

  • 12:00 PM
  • Register on Zoom

On Thursday, October 8 at 12:00 PM, join award-winning Producer/Co-Director Paula J. Caplan in a discussion about the continued execution of persons with Intellectual Disabilities (low IQs) despite a 2002 SCOTUS ruling that such executions are illegal. Caplan, who is completing a film on the topic called Execution by the Numbers, will preview the trailer and join others in a conversation about this troubling reality.


• Nancy Haydt, lawyer and Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus
• Henderson Hill, Senior Counsel, ACLU’s Capital Punishment Project
• Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
• Paula J. Caplan, documentary filmmaker and Associate, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard, and Project Director of Voices of Diversity

Sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African & African-American Research and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice.