"The Central Park Five" Screening Followed by Q&A with Yusef Abdus Salaam
- Saturday, March 12, 2016
- 08:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon
(doors open at 08:30 a.m.)
- Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall (Access)
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Note: in order to coordinate with New York time, doors will open at 8:30 a.m. sharp — and the film will start promptly.
TUJ students and others are invited to attend a screening at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 12th of "The Central Park Five," the award-winning documentary about five youths wrongly convicted in New York's infamous "Central Park Jogger" case.
The incident proved a flashpoint for racial tensions. It also contributed to introducing the concept of "child predators" into the legal/social lexicon, with devastating consequences for minority youth.
After the screening, a Q&A will follow featuring special guest Yusef Abdus Salaam one of the five who were wrongly convicted and imprisoned. Yusef will be participating online, from New York.
The documentary is being shown as part of Temple Law Japan Program's Professional Responsibility course. Those interested in the American legal system will want to see this powerful film, and hear Yusef describe his quest for justice and the near-miracle that led to his exoneration.
We hope that the TUJ community and others will join us for what will be a powerful and eye-opening look at the American justice system.