“The Central Park Five” tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film shows how law enforcement, social institutions, and media undermined the rights of the individuals they were designed to safeguard and protect.
The screening begins at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a discussion with Andrea Marsh, Director of the Pro Bono Program in the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at the University of Texas. Marsh founded the Texas Fair Defense Project and served as its Executive Director for 10 years.
The event is part of the “Controversy & Conversation” series, a collaboration between the Austin Public Library and the Humanities Institute’s Difficult Dialogues Program at the University of Texas. Refreshments will be provided. More information online.
Location: Austin Public Library, Terrazas Branch, 1105 East Cesar Chavez St., Austin, 78702