The story of the Central Park Five is one scarring New York history; a case of injustice for five teenagers of color being wrongly convicted of raping a Central Park jogger. This tragic story showcases many issues addressed by philanthropy for decades, including: race, class, policy and juvenile justice.
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion, featuring filmmakers Sarah Burns and David McMahon; Raymond Santana, a victim from the case; Annemarie Benedict, Programme Executive at The Atlantic Philanthropies; discussion leader Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow!; and session moderator Vince Stehle, Executive Director of Media Impact Funders. Clips of The Central Park Five will be woven into the discussion to illustrate how this case hits the core of issues of discrimination and prosecutorial abuse within our legal system.
This program is "Mostly Open."
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- Annmarie Benedict, Programme Executive, Reconciliation & Human Rights, The Atlantic Philanthropies
- Sarah Burns, filmmaker
- Amy Goodman (Discussion Leader), Host and Executive Producer, DemocracyNow!
- David McMahon, filmmaker
- Raymond Santana, subject from the film
- Vince Stehle (Moderator), Executive Director, Media Impact Funders
All interested funders and foundation staff.