Henderson Hill’s talk is titled "Broken Beyond Repair: Pennsylvania Illuminates the Nation's Abandonment of the Death Penalty. It comes in the wake of Gov. Tom Wolf’s recent suspension of capital punishment here.
Hill, based in North Carolina, is a former public defender in Washington, D.C., and former executive director of the Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina. He also founded the Center for Death Penalty Litigation.
Hill's talk is sponsored by groups including Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, the National Lawyers’ Guild, the ACLU of Pennsylvania and Amnesty International Pittsburgh Group 39.
The talk, which is free, takes place at 7 p.m. in Room 109 of the Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., in Oakland.