BRJA's June 13th Event
The Central Jogger case involved the assault and rape of Trisha Jeili, a white, female jogger in NYC's Central Park on April 19, 1989. Five juvenile males - four black and one Hispanic - were tried and convicted for the crime. The convictions were vacated in 2002 (13 years later) when Matias Reyes, a convicted rapist and murderer serving a life sentence for other crimes, claimed to have committed the crime alone and DNA evidence confirmed his involvement in the rape. What went wrong that led to five teenagers being wrongly convicted? What role did the media play? What role did we viewers play? What can we do differently next time? Join us to watch Ken & Sarah Burns' documentary on the subject, Central Park Five, and discuss the implications for us today.
Security-monitored parking available on both sides of the building and in the parking lot across Lanvale St.
Baltimore Racial Justice Action is a member of Fusion Partnerships