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Voices Lecture Series Presents David Kaczynski

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, October 11, 2002

David Kaczynski, Executive Director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty (NYADP), will speak of his personal experience and moral dilemma surrounding the death penalty on Wednesday, October 16 at Hudson Valley Community College. Kaczynski's presentation, part of Hudson Valley's "Voices: A Library Lecture Series," is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the Bulmer Telecommunications Auditorium and admission is free.

Kaczynski, who may be better known as the brother of Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski, turned his brother in to authorities after learning of his involvement in a series of mail bombings that killed three people and injured many more over 17 years. Kaczynski became suspicious when the language in the Unabomber's manifesto was similar to what he was hearing from his brother in conversation, letters and other writings.

A social worker who has been counseling at-risk youth in the Albany area since 1990, Kaczynski was named the Executive Director of NYADP in August of 2001. He graduated from Columbia University in 1970 with a degree in English.

New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty is a statewide coalition of organizations and individuals committed to the abolition of capital punishment. NYADP provides information, advocates for public policy and mobilizes and supports people and institutions that share its unconditional rejection of the state\'s use of the death penalty as an instrument of public policy.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.