An activist seeking to abolish the death penalty in Connecticut and a man whose death-penalty conviction was invalidated will be guest speakers at the next Brown Bag lunch program sponsored by the Fairfield League of Women Voters on Thursday, Nov. 3.

Kristin Bolling, a leader in the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty, will discuss the group's anti-death penalty position.

Also appearing will be Juan Melendez, the 99th person exonerated from the death penalty in the U.S., after spending almost 18 years on death row in Florida for a crime he did not commit, according to the LWV.

The program, free and open to the public, will be at 12:15 p.m. in the Fairfield Library, corner of Post and Old Post roads. Beverages will be provided to attendees, who are welcome to bring lunch.