Tewkunzi Green is a Black mother from Peoria, Illinois. In 2007, she killed her abusive boyfriend while defending herself and protecting her infant child. At trial, she argued that she acted in self-defense but was found guilty and sentenced to 34 years.
Efforts are now underway to file a clemency petition on behalf of Tewkunzi in January 2017—the one-year countdown begins now! At that time, she will have been in prison for 10 years.
Please join us on Thursday, February 25 for an informational session on clemency and how you can help support Tewkunzi’s clemency petition.
This meeting is for folks who are potentially interested in joining the Tewkunzi Green Legal Support Team, which will work collaboratively to support the efforts of the legal team in filing the clemency petition over the course of the next year. The meeting will start and end on time and will be packed full of information including (1) a brief overview of Tewkunzi’s case; (2) an explanation of what the hek clemency is; (3) an overview of the various task teams that folks can join / lead; (4) some info about the Illinois Clemency Project for Battered Women, attorney-client confidentiality, and how that kind of stuff is going to work.