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10th Annual Defenders of the Innocence Event

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Featuring exoneree Yusef Salaam and his mother, Sharon Salaam.
Yusef Salaam was just 15 when he and four other black and Latino teenagers, who became known as the “Central Park Five,” were wrongly imprisoned for the brutal rape and beating of a white woman left for dead in Central Park. Yusef’s mother, Sharonne Salaam, fought tirelessly to prove the innocence of her son and the other boys until they were fully exonerated by DNA 13 years later. More info>

Details

Date:
April 29
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue

Crown Plaza Hotel
3000 S. Dirksen
Springfield , IL 62703 United States
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Phone:
217-529-7777
Website:
https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/springfield/spicc/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-CP-_-USA-_-SPICC