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Central Park Five Screening & Panel Discussion

  • The Woodland 60 Woodland Rd Maplewood, NJ, 07040 United States (map)

The Central Park Jogger Case is the famous case that involved the assault and rape of the female jogger Trisha Meili. Five juvenile males were wrongfully convicted of this crime and each spent 6-13 years in prison for it. They were convicted in 1990 by juries in two separate trials. Passionate filmmakers Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon analyze this case over the years leading up to them releasing their film documentary Central Park Five in 2012. Panelists for discussion immediately following the film include:

Filmmaker Sarah Burns,

Kevin Richardson one of the wrongly convicted Central Park 5,

Jennifer Sellitti NJ Office of the Public Defender Director of Training and Communications

Christina Swarns, President & Attorney-in-Charge, Office of the Appellate Defender (NY); previously Litigation Director for the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.