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A Discussion with Dr. Yusef Salaam

Date: Monday, September 27, 2021
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Description: Join the Wake Forest Law Criminal Justice Program & Accountable Prosecutor Project; the Wake Forest Slavery, Race & Memory Project; the Foundation for Prosecutorial Accountability; & the Society for Criminal Justice Reform on Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. for a conversation with Dr. Yusef Salaam, author of "Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice."

In his memoir, Dr. Salaam discusses his experiences as one of the five teenage boys wrongly convicted & sentenced to prison in the Central Park Jogger case. He was released from prison in 1997 after seven years of wrongful incarceration. In 2002, the sentences for the Central Park Five were overturned & all were exonerated for the crime they did not commit.

The conversation will be moderated by Professor Kami Chavis, the Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Wake Forest Law. The event is free, but registration is required. Limited copies of the book will be available to attendees at no cost at the event.
Location: Room 1312, Worrell
Contact: Maggie Sandy