June 2, 2011, 6-9:30pm
Join the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) for its annual Justice for All awards dinner, celebrating NCIP's 10th anniversary. The dinner will be held on June 2 at the San Jose Marriott.
The Justice for All awards dinner is NCIP's primary means of raising funds to continue its programs, and showcases the inspiring stories of innocent people who served decades in prison and fought to regain their freedom and achieve justice system reforms. The evening is also a tribute to those who have worked so diligently for the wrongfully convicted and who continue to work for critically needed law reforms.
The 2011 honorees include:
Betty Anne Waters and the film "Conviction" will receive the Leadership Award. Waters' fight for justice in her brother's wrongful conviction case was the inspiration for the film Conviction. Through Waters' remarkable story, the film "Conviction" has educated the world and inspired others to act on behalf of the wrongfully convicted. Waters will also be the evening's featured speaker.
John Hollway, attorney and author of the highly praised "Killing Time: An 18-year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom," will receive the Media Award. His book tells the story of wrongfully convicted John Thompson.
John Thompson will receive the Freedom Award. Thompson spent 18 years on Death Row in Louisiana for a murder he did not commit. In 1999, just weeks away from being executed by lethal injection, Thompson's lawyers discovered that a prosecutor had suppressed evidence that would have exonerated him. After his release, Thompson founded Resurrection after Exoneration to help exonerees adjust to life outside of prison.
Cooley LLP will also be awarded the Pro Bono Award for generously donating hundreds of hours of their time, expertise and resources to NCIP and the Innocence Network.
For further information about the dinner and NCIP visit: JusticeForAllDinner.com
Official Website: http://www.justiceforalldinner.com
Added by FullCalendar on May 10, 2011