November 1, 2019 at 9:00 pm

OHIO Talks! | Kenneth Lawson Discusses the Hawaii Innocence Project, Nov. 13

Kenneth Lawson, portrait

Kenneth Lawson

Ohio Talks! presents Kenneth Lawson on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Athena Cinema.

Lawson is the Co-Director of the Hawai’i Innocence Project and an Associate Faculty Specialist at the William S. Richardson Law School.

The Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR), in collaboration with the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, is hosting this OHIO Talks! event.

OHIO Talks! is an interactive multimedia program series that is structured like a TED Talk and that enhances campus life and promotes diversity and inclusion with a series of speakers who spark intellectual curiosity, engaged dialogue, and challenging conversations about current events and relevant special topics.

The Hawai’i Innocence Project,  founded in 2005 at the William S. Richardson School of Law, fights for the freedom of those who have been wrongfully convicted and advocates for the prevention of future injustice. The Hawai’i Innocence Project is a member of the Innocence Network, a collection of organizations across the nation who have joined the movement for justice and freedom.

The talk will center around the Hawai’i Innocence Project’s fight for justice and freeing the innocence, as well as wrongful conviction and incarceration.

The week prior to this event, the Center for Law, Justice & Culture is hosting the annual Pre-Law Days on Nov. 7 and 8. The keynote speaker is Pierce Reed, an OHIO alum and the Program Director, Policy Coordinator and System Liaion with the Ohio Innocence Project, based at the Rosenthal Institute for Justice at the University of Cincinnati.

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