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WestportREADS: Anthony Ray Hinton in Conversation

Thu, April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

"Race, poverty, inadequate legal assistance, and prosecutorial indifference to innocence conspired to create a textbook example of injustice. I can’t think of a case that more urgently dramatizes the need for reform than what has happened to Anthony Ray Hinton."
--Bryan Stevenson

Join acclaimed filmmaker Trey Ellis as he sits down with Anthony Ray Hinton for a riveting conversation about race, wrongful incarceration, and social justice.

Please note: This is a virtual event. REGISTER HERE

Anthony Ray Hinton walked out of the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham, Alabama, a free man for the first time in 30 years at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015.

“The sun does shine,” he said as he was embraced by family and friends.

Trey Ellis is an American Book Award Winning novelist, Emmy and Peabody-winning filmmaker, playwright and Professor of Screenwriting in the Graduate School of Film at Columbia University.  Most recently he was an Executive Producer, interviewer and co-field director for the HBO documentary True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight For Equality, and Executive Producer and interviewer for King in the Wilderness, also for HBO.

Community Partner: United Nations Association of Southwest Connecticut

Stop Racial Injustice

Mass Incarceration

African American History

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

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