This was indeed an exciting month for both the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College and students at Griffith College.
On the 6th of April, the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College had the pleasure of hosting a talk with Making a Murderer filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi and students and staffs from Griffith had a unique opportunity to ask questions related to filmmaking, the American criminal justice system and how they succeeded in documenting the cases of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey.
On the 20th of April, the Law Faculty along with Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College hosted a conversation moderated by the project manager Anne Driscoll with the amazing Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle, who were both sentenced to death row but ultimately exonerated. The couple spent years fighting their wrongful convictions and speak out frequently against the death penalty.
They spoke about their long experience of injustice – Sunny imprisoned for 17 years in the U.S. and Peter for 15 years in Ireland. They talked about the ways they got their strength with yoga and meditation and managed to still remain themselves while in prison. They also talked about how they met and talked about their mission to fight for human rights.
Their story is one of a kind, and their example serves as a reminder of how the unbreakable human spirit constantly rises above suffering and injustice. This message helps us in our work, and is a message that inspired all of those who heard their talk.
To find out more about their story. visit: http://www.sunnyandpeter.com/
The students alongside the staff have had a chance to meet great storytellers and hear their tales in the last few weeks. With our hardworking members, who knows what May holds for the Irish Innocence Project.
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