Multi Media Gallery
Art Exhibit: “Illustrated Truth: Expressions of Wrongful Conviction”
The conference kicked off with the first-ever art exhibit featuring the work of exonerees and those still imprisoned. Thirty (30) exonerees exhibited artwork, poetry, photos, letters, and other literary works. Students from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) designed and curated the exhibit.
In addition, the exhibit is showcased in a special edition of the Freedom Center Journal, a joint scholarly publication of the College of Law and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Opening Ceremony and Key Note Events
Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, co-founders and co-directors of the Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, opened the event, followed by the introduction of delegate countries and exonerees.
One of the most captivating components of the conference was the opportunity to hear first-hand from exonerees from the U.S. and around the world. Participants include exonerees from Japan (first DNA exoneree), Canada, England (Gerry Conlon, who was portrayed by Daniel Day Lewis in the film “In the Name of the Father”), Mexico, and Nicaragua shared their stories.
Conference Workshops and Presentations
Seminars and workshops were held on a wide range of topics. Several have been videotaped. Take a moment to review them.
Let Freedom Sing Musical Concert
The concert featured the music of exonerees from various innocence projects. This was the first time exonerees have jammed together. Please take a moment to enjoy the music.