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2016, 09/15, Wrongful convictions discussion - includes exoneree

posted Sep 13, 2016, 9:03 PM by Jaime Alvarado

Attorney Andrea Lewis from Northwestern University’s Center for Wrongful Convictions will speak at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, at a special program of Rid Racism Milwaukee. She will be accompanied by a death row exoneree who was wrongfully prosecuted for murdering four people. These justice-seekers will share their journeys of freeing the innocent, and of faith and fear in the wait for freedom.

This event is a culmination of Rid Racism Milwaukee’s summer book club reading of Bryan Stevenson’s book, JUST MERCY, which details his painstaking determination, failures, and victories in freeing several wrongfully convicted individuals from Alabama’s death row system.

This event will take place at the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, 2819 West Highland Avenue. Doors will be open at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6 p.m. We are seeking a donation of $15.00 per person, or whatever you can contribute to help cover the cost of our guests, and a light dinner meal for all. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Please pre-register for this event by emailing your name and the names of any other people in your party to: