Extra Credit for Attending this Lecture

Post date: Jan 14, 2013 8:04:10 PM

The Libraries Presents - free public events for the 2012-2013 season

Topic: Justice for All: Race, Wrongful Conviction and the Innocence Project

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5

Where: W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave., Richmond, VA

Peter Neufeld, co-director of the Innocence Project, will take the stage with Marvin Anderson, who was exonerated of wrongful conviction through the use of DNA evidence. In 1982, Anderson was charged with crimes that he did not commit, and he spent the next 15 years in prison. Anderson, currently an Innocence Project Board member, and Neufeld, who assisted Anderson in winning his exoneration, will explore the controversial relationship between race and wrongful conviction in a program focusing on the important work of the Innocence Project.

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A book sale, signing and reception will follow.
  • This event is free and open to the public, though registration is requested.
  • Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street and West Main Streetparking decks.
  • If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call (804) 828-0593 before Feb. 1.

Thank you to our supporters and sponsors

The 11th annual VCU Libraries Black History Month Lecture is sponsored by the VCU Friends of the Library and the Francis M. Foster African-American History Endowment Fund. To support programming like this, please give a gift to the Foster Fund.