An A-list program of high profile and influential movers and shakers actively engaged in the human rights and social justice issue of wrongful convictions will be speaking at a benefit event hosted by the Irish American Bar Association of New York and the Brehon Law Society of New York for the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College Dublin on November 23 at 7pm at the Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51 Street.
“This will be a special lineup of speakers and presentations that shouldn’t be missed,” said Niall MacGiollabhui, a director of the Irish American Bar Association of New York and vice president of the Brehon Law Society of New York. “Collectively these people have created awareness across the world about the issue of wrongful conviction, and how it can happen to anyone, anywhere.”
Highlights of the program include talks by Innocence Project co-founders Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, The Central Park Five co-directors David McMahon and Sarah Burns, 48 Hours correspondent Erin Moriarty, In the Name of the Father director Jim Sheridan, and Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle, American and Irish death row exonerees, married couple and founders of the Sunny Center. Irish Innocence Project founder and director David Langwallner and project manager Anne Driscoll will also be speaking at the event.
The Honorary Committee includes John O’Hara, Lonnie Soury, Hella Winston, Holt McCallany, David McMahon, Sarah Burns.
There will be a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception beginning at 7pm. Tickets for the event, which will benefit the Irish Innocence Project, are $50. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to eventbrite. Seats are limited so get your tickets today.