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Fernando Bermudez, LaMonte Armstrong and Theresa Newman – Distinguished Lecture Series: Race, Innocence and the End of the Death Penalty
February 8, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Distinguished Lecture Series: Race, Innocence and the End of the Death Penalty
5:30 pm | Genome Sciences Building (G100)
Tickets: All events are free and open to the public
The UNC Department of Political Science is pleased to host this distinguished speaker series in conjunction with POL 203: Race, Innocence and the End of Death Penalty. The speakers will address one of the most important policy puzzles our state and nation face: Why is the death penalty fading away, and should it be abolished? The series is made available through the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professorship. Eight sessions across February, March and April will provide space for a conversation on the issue. Series sponsors include the Department of American Studies, Institute of African American Research, Carolina Summer Reading Program, Center for the Study of the American South, UNC School of Law, Death Penalty Project, Duke Law School Innocence Project, NC Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Caroline Justice Policy Center and the ACLU-NC.
Fernando Bermudez served 18 years in New York; LaMonte Armstrong served 18 years in North Carolina. Both were innocent and exonerated through the Duke Innocence Project.
Theresa Newman is an attorney with the Duke Innocence Project.