April 16, 2013
The Ken Burns documentary Central Park Five is set to premiere tonight on PBS. The film tells the story of the 1989 Central Park Jogger rape case and the five black and Latino teens who were wrongly convicted of the crime.
Last month, Professor Natalie Gomez-Velez and her Law, Media, and Public Discourse class hosted a special screening of the film for CUNY Law students. After the screening, Raymond Santana, one of the wrongly convicted individuals, and CUNY Law Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore, who represents Santana, joined Gomez-Velez on stage for a Q&A with students about the case and film.
The event was co-sponsored by APALSA, BLSA, LALSA, the Race and Privilege Working Group, the National Lawyers Guild, and the Police Accountability Organization.