Fri April 20, 2012
Social Justice Seeker Larry Yates
In the mid-60's Larry Yates fought housing discrimination in Northern Virginia. When he informed the draft board that he'd be spending his spare time organizing anti-war activity, Vietnam-era military officials decided against calling-up Larry. The Winchester-based activist now works with former death row inmates who have proven their innocence and speak against the death penalty.
Through the Witness for Innocence program, Larry is the go-between person connecting released convicts with anti-death-penalty organizations which can provide public speaking opportunities. Larry reflects on 45 years of social justice work.