A blog of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section

On Tuesday, May 6, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, at the Kimmel Center, the Pennsylvania Innocence Project will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary. The celebration will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail party catered by Jose Garces in the Second Floor Lounge, featuring music by Standard Time Jazz.The program, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Perelman Theater, will feature the premier of a short documentary film focusing on the cost of eyewitness misidentification as illustrated by the case of Eugene Gilyard. The film is being produced by the Penn Program on Documentaries & the Law, and a showing of the rough cut of the film will be followed by remarks by Eugene, who was freed in November 2013 after 15 years of imprisonment. 


For more information and to register, go to http://innocenceprojectpa.org/, or go directly to the Kimmel Center box office at https://tickets.kimmelcenter.org/Cart/Cart.aspx?perf_no=22569



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