“The Central Park Five” is a moving film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, that tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were convicted and sent to prison for the assault and rape of a white woman that they did not commit. After years in prison they were eventually freed and just recently won a settlement from NYC. It’s a riveting tale of innocent young men scapegoated for a heinous crime, and serves as a mirror for our times.
Event is co-sponsored by The Jones Library and Coming Together.
Coming Together: Understanding Racism, Building Fairness and Connection is a local project seeking to bring people together to gain a deeper understanding of how race affects the Amherst area and our nation, make connections with each other, and lay the groundwork for effective action to create a more equitable, interconnected and inclusive community.