Film screening of “Southwest of Salem”- 3/11/19

Film Screening

March 11, 2019
7:00 PM
McCormick Screening Room
(1070 Humanities Gateway, UCI)

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
After being wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls during the Satanic Panic witchhunt of the 80s and 90s, four Latina lesbians fight against mythology, homophobia, and prosecutorial fervor in this now-classic gay rights  ‘True Crime’ tale that helped exonerate the ‘San Antonio Four’. The film received a Peabody Award, a GLAAD award for ‘Outstanding Documentary’, and a Critic’s Choice Award for ‘Best First Feature’.

Exonerees Anna Vazquez and Elizabeth Ramirez, two of the “San Antonio Four,” will answer questions about Southwest of Salem.
Click here for more information on Southwest of Salem

Free and open to all
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Book signing and panel discussions -3/12/19

Book Signing and Panel Discussions

March 12, 2019
5:00 PM
Newkirk Alumni Center        

5:00 – 5:15  Introduction
Simon A. Cole, Director, Newkirk Center for Science & Society

5:15 – 5:30  Research
David Bjerk, Russell S. Bock Chair of Public Economics and Taxation, Claremont McKenna College, “Race and Wrongful Convictions”

5:30 – 6:15  Storytelling
Edward Humes, Pulitzer Prize and PEN award-winning author will talk about his new book BURNED: A Story of Murder and the Crime that Wasn’t (Dutton: January 8, 2019), a chilling and vivid narrative of a 30-year-old arson-murder conviction now being reopened as the science behind it is challenged as mere guesswork.  Click here for more information on “Burned” and Edward Humes.

6:15 – 7:00   Exoneration
“San Antonio Four” exonerees Anna Vazquez and Elizabeth Ramirez, interviewed by Professor Henry Weinstein, UCI School of Law.

Join us for a reception following the event.    

Free and open to all
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