Written by Gabrielle Little
Willimantic, Conn. - David Kaczynski and Bess Klassen-Landis will speak as "New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty" at Eastern Connecticut State University at 3 p. m. on Sept. 21 in the Betty R. Tipton Room, located in the Student Center. The lecture is part of Eastern's University Hour Series. The public is invited. Admission is free. Kaczynski is the brother of Theodore Kaczynski, otherwise known as "The Unabomber."
Bess Klassen-Landis was 13 years old when her mother was brutally raped and murdered. Together they will tell their stories in hope of raising awareness on what is called "The Restorative Justice Approach." This method is currently utilized nationally and globally, and seeks to repair the harm suffered by all parties affected by crime and victimization, while making offenders more accountable for their actions and acknowledging the needs of victims.