Hosted by: Justice4theWrongfullyIncarcerated
Every year, hundreds, if not thousands, are wrongfully convicted in New York. Currently, there are very few laws on the books to prevent such miscarriages of justice from occurring - or to provide justice when such persons are exonerated. Come to this movie showing and meeting to discuss how we can to get Justice 4 the Wrongfully Incarcerated!
Guests include: Assemblyperson Keith Wright, David Bliven, Sharonne Salaam, Betty Davis, Lynne Stewart, Ralph Poynter, Shabaka Shakur, & Maria Velazquez.
In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and charged with brutally attacking and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. News media swarmed the case, and accusing them of "wilding." The five would spend years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit before the truth about what really happened became clear. With THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, this story of injustice finally gets the attention it deserves. Based on Sarah Burns’ riveting book and co-directed by her husband David McMahon and father, the acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, this incendiary film tells the riveting tale of innocent young men scapegoated for a heinous crime, and serves as a mirror for our times.
15 Mt Morris Park W
New York, NY 10027
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