We are honored to host Vicki and Sylvester Schieber on a speaking tour through Nebraska this December 7-10th. Their beautiful daughter, Shannon, was raped and killed in 1998 while finishing her first year of graduate school on a full scholarship at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Following their tragedy, they became outspoken advocates for justice reform and an end to the death penalty. Vicki is active with the national group Catholic Mobilizing Network, and the Schiebers were leaders in the successful 2013 campaign to end their home state of Maryland’s death penalty. Following that victory, they helped pass improved services for Maryland homicide victims’ families.
The Schiebers are driven by their personal experience and a strong Catholic faith that says the death penalty is a violation of their pro-life beliefs. Additionally, Syl holds a PhD in economics and argues persuasively that the death penalty is a fiscal failure. They will be speaking with religious and civic groups throughout the state; you won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear these nationally recognized speakers. Stay tuned for finalized event details.
Sunday December 7th, 9:00am Bible School, and 11:30am public event
First Presbyterian Church of Lexington
801 N Lincoln St, Lexington, NE 68850
Sunday December 7th, 7pm
St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church
14330 Eagle Run Drive, Omaha, NE 68164
Monday December 8th, 6:30
Meet & Greet and light dinner for Murder Victims’ Families. Full Details here.
(This event is co-sponsored by PULSE, which has some supporters who favor the death penalty and others who oppose the death penalty.)
Tuesday December 9th, 7pm
University of Nebraska Kearney Newman Center
821 W 27th St, Kearney, NE 68845
If you’d like to host the Schiebers or another NADP speaker with your community of faith group, be in touch - we’re always looking for outreach opportunities! Contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.