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Kevin D. Richardson-When They See Us: The Story of the Central Park Five
Start Date: 4/27/2021Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Date: 4/27/2021End Time: 12:30 PM
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Netflix released When They See Us, a mini-series portraying the famous events of the case. The celebrated and award-winning show has brought the injustices Richardson and the Central Park Five experienced back into the public’s attention. In 1989, 14-year-old Kevin D. Richardson was arrested and charged for the attack and assault on jogger Trisha Ellen Meili. Despite no DNA and little other evidence connecting him to the attack, Richardson was sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison, of which he served five and a half years. In 2002, the convictions were overturned. As depicted in Netflix’s When They See Us, the infamous case of the Central Park Five highlights the injustices of the United States’ criminal justice system. Motivated by his own wrongful conviction, Kevin D. Richardson is an advocate for reform and is a partner of the Innocence Project, helping to exonerate those who have been wrongfully convicted by harnessing the power of DNA testing. In this extremely personal and powerful keynote, Kevin Richardson shares his experience as a member of the Central Park Five. His accounts demonstrate the need for criminal justice reform and moves audiences to enact change.
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