FIT welcomes three members of the Central Park Five and filmmaker Sarah Burns to campus to present a 30-minute excerpt of the documentary, The Central Park Five, and to discuss history and current racial issues, as their case continues to resonate today.
A little history for you:
In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were wrongly convicted for the rape of a white woman in Central Park. The Central Park Jogger Case, as it came to be known, was chronicled in a recent documentary titled The Central Park Five by Ken Burns, David McMahon, and Sarah Burns, who take the perspective of the five men whose lives were torn apart by the trials, wrongful convictions, and fights for justice.
This event will take place on February 15th and is presented by Professor Bernard L. Dillard, in collaboration with the Presidential Scholars Program and the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs. It is sponsored by the President’s Diversity Grant and the UCE of FIT. Doors open at 4:45 pm; event begins at 5:45.
This event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. REGISTER HERE.
Hope to see you there!