UC Law’s Ohio Innocence Project to host benefit lecture event
“An Evening for Justice to Benefit the Ohio Innocence Project” will honor the legacy of the late Judge Michael Krumholtz, Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, and will benefit the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) at Cincinnati Law. This event will shine a light on injustice through the lens of two high-profile speakers: Amanda Knox and Gilbert King. “An Evening for Justice” event will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 29, 2024, at the historic Victoria Theatre (138 N. Main St., Dayton, OH). You can purchase tickets through the registration button below.
About the guest speakers
Amanda Knox made international headlines when, as an American college student, she was wrongfully arrested and convicted in Italy for the murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher. She spent more than four years in an Italian prison before being exonerated and freed. Her odyssey has been featured in the hit Netflix documentary “Amanda Knox”. Ms. Knox will discuss her wrongful conviction and "trial by media," as well has how the media used sex and gender to distort reality and further the injustices in her case.
Gilbert King is the writer, producer, and host of “Bone Valley”, a multi-part narrative podcast about murder and injustice in 1980s central Florida, from Lava For Good podcasts. He is the author of three books, most recently, Beneath a Ruthless Sun. His previous book, Devil in the Grove was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2013. A New York Times bestseller, the book was also named runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. King has written about race, civil rights, and the death penalty for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Atlantic, and he was a 2019-2020 fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars at the New York Public Library. King’s earlier book, The Execution of Willie Francis, was published in 2008.
About the Ohio Innocence Project
All proceeds from this event benefit the OIP. To date, the OIP has freed 42 innocent Ohio inmates who together have spent more than 800 years in prison for crimes they did not commit. Learn more about the OIP at www.law.uc.edu/oip.