Speaker Series with Dr. Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five

Online (Trinity Church Wall Street)
Jan. 20 @ 6 p.m. ET
Event Title
Speaker Series with Dr. Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five
When does it start?
01/20/2022 @ 6 p.m. ET
What kind of event is it?
Speaker Series
Event Details
Join us for an online keynote speech on Dr. Yusef Salaam’s lived experience with the US justice system as it relates to his work as a prison reform activist. Dr. Salaam, one of the Exonerated Five, was only 15 years old when he was wrongly convicted in the infamous “Central Park jogger” case, along with four other Black and Latinx young men. The Exonerated Five spent between seven to 13 years behind bars for crimes they did not commit, until their sentences were overturned in 2002. They have been profiled in award-winning films, including The Central Park Five documentary and most recently the Emmy award-winning Netflix limited series When They See Us.

Dr. Salaam, also the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Better, Not Bitter, will give remarks followed by a 15-minute Q&A session with the audience.


Note: Clips of this event will be shared online after the event has passed; however, the only way to watch the speech in its entirety and participate in the Q&A session is to attend the live event online.

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