What are you doing Mother’s Day? Will you be downtown? If so, you may want to attend the Hunter Thompson Memorial Rally at the Capitol for the “Forgotten 45.” Lisl Auman and Hunter’s widow, Anita Thompson, will be in attendance at the event.
Sponsored by the Pendulum Foundation , it will take place on the West Steps of Colorado State Capitol, on Lincoln St. between 14th and Colfax, Denver on Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 2 pm.
Colorado’s “Forgotten 45,” teens doing life without the possibility of parole, were featured on PBS’s Frontline this week. You can watch the show here.
Via e-mail from Don Auman, Lisl Auman’s father:
You should recall that it was the Monday after Mother’s Day 2001 that our revered friend Hunter S. Thompson put together an event at that same location that wouldn’t let people any longer ignore deny that Lisl Auman was serving a life sentence without possibility of parole for a murder she did not commit. It is six years later, almost to the day, and we want to show our respect for Thompson and to carry on his tradition of action and caring by showing up to support the Pendulum Foundation as they work to bring justice to Colorado’s youthful offenders that are bearing a grossly disproportionate burden of punishment.
There will be live phone calls from the teens doing life.