Spend an evening with the California Innocence Project (CIP) and Pulitzer Prize winning author Edward Humes as we discuss his newest book, Burned. Burned follows the case of CIP client, Joann Parks, who was wrongfully convicted of murdering her three children in a 1989 fire. Maureen Cavanaugh, host of KPBS’ Midday Edition, will guide the discussion as we explore topics addressed in the book, including the faulty science that ultimately convicted Parks, and that causes her to remain imprisoned to this day.
You will also hear from CIP Staff Attorney Raquel Cohen, who has been actively litigating Parks’ case and fighting for her freedom for four years; and CIP freed client Alan Gimenez, who spent 24 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
Seating is limited, so be sure to RSVP!
When: March 19, 6-8 p.m.
Where: California Western School of Law, 350 Cedar Street, Room LH-2, San Diego, CA 92101
- Edward Humes, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Burned
- Raquel Cohen, CIP Staff Attorney
- Alan Gimenez, CIP Freed Client, Wrongfully Incarcerated for 24 Years
- Maureen Cavanaugh (Moderator), Host of KPBS Midday Edition
- Panel Discussion: 6-7 p.m.
- Reception: 7-8 p.m.
Light appetizers and beverages will be provided.