On October 2, 2015 the Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and the newly formed OIP-u will unite with dozens of other organizations around the world to commemorate the 2nd Annual International Wrongful Conviction Day. This day is dedicated to recognizing those whose lives have been adversely impacted by wrongful conviction and to educating the public on the causes, consequences and complications of wrongful conviction.
The celebration will mark the launch of OIP-u, Ohio’s Collegiate Network of Innocence Advocates. The mission of OIP-u is to support the Ohio Innocence Project in its effort to free the innocent and prevent wrongful conviction by educating the public about its causes and consequences. OIP-u provides a way for undergraduate and graduate students all over Ohio to come together and fight for the freedom of the many innocent men and women incarcerated in this state. OIP-u and the Ohio Innocence Project will be holding events at several universities across Ohio with newly formed OIP-u chapters, featuring OIP exonerees and staff members.
Upcoming Wrongful Conviction Day Events in Ohio
Ohio University 5-7pm Bentley Hall, Room 136
Speakers: Ohio Exoneree, Ray Towler, and OIP Staff Member, Liza Dietrich
Hosted by OIP-u Ohio University Chapter
The University of Dayton 3:30-5:30pm O’Leary Auditorium in Miriam Hall Room 119
Speakers: Ohio Exoneree, Robert McClendon, and OIP Director, Mark Godsey
Hosted by OIP-u University of Dayton Chapter
The Ohio State University Noon-1:30pm Saxbe Auditorium located in Drinko Hall
Wrongful Conviction Day Panel featuring Emmy Award winning correspondent, Erin Moriarty ’77, CBS News; Joanna Feigenbaum ’11, Ohio Public Defender Wrongful Conviction Project; Jennifer Bergeron, Ohio Innocence Project attorney; and Clarence Elkins, an Ohio Exoneree. The panel will be moderated by Nikki Baszynski ’13, also of the Ohio Public Defender’s office.
Hosted by the Ohio Public Defender and the OIP-u Ohio State Chapter
For a complete list of International events visit: wrongfulconvictionday.com