An Evening with Dr. Yusef Salaam

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/01/2019
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
WPU Assembly Room

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Come join Pitt Program Council in the WPU Assembly Room on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to spend the evening with Dr. Yusef Salaam. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Salaam some questions. Doors open at 7:30PM and the show starts at 8:30PM. If you do not get a ticket there will be a standby line that will be let in at 8:15.

Tickets are available for FREE in the WPU Ticket Office starting Wednesday, September 4.

Yusef Salaam is one of the five men that make up the “Central Park Five”. On April 19, 1989, Salaam, along with four other boys, was wrongfully convicted of a young woman’s brutal rape in New York City’s Central Park. Their convictions were not overturned until 2002 when the real rapist was identified. Since his release, Yusef has committed himself to advocating and educating people on the issues of false confessions, police brutality and misconduct, press ethics and bias, race and law, and the disparities in America’s criminal justice system. He was appointed to the board of the Innocence Project in 2018, and has released a Netflix Feature limited series called “When They See Us” based on the true story of the “Central Park Five” with Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey and Robert Dinero, in May of 2019.

Limit 2 tickets per ID. UNDERGRAD UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY

All Pitt Program Council events are open to all undergraduate Pitt students with a valid (Oakland) Student ID.
Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Pitt Program Council at ppc@pitt.edu or by phone at 412-648-7900 for proper accommodations.