Sep
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

DENVER INNOCENCE PROJECT ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

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DENVER INNOCENCE PROJECT ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 7:30PM
Mercury Cafe (2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205)

A very special night of: drinks, heavy hor d'oeuvres, music, dancing, and very special guest speakers, including:

JASON BALDWIN of the West Memphis Three. In 1994, sixteen year old Jason Baldwin was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. Jason along with Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. became known as the West Memphis Three. In 2011, the West Memphis Three were released from prison under the controversial Alford Plea. The West Memphis Three is one of the most famous wrongful conviction cases in American history, made famous by celebrity advocates such as Johnny Depp and Eddie Vedder. There have been four documentaries made about the case including HBO's "Paradise Lost" trilogy, and a feature film "Devil's Knot" starring Reese Witherspoon

Don Knight, the attorney for RICHARD GLOSSIP who is currently awaiting to be executed by the state of Oklahoma for a crime he did not commit. Richard Glossip is currently sitting on death row at Oklahoma State Penitentiary after being convicted of commissioning a murder in 1997. Justin Sneed, the man who murdered Van Treese, agreed to plead guilty in exchange for testifying against Glossip, and received a sentence of life without parole. The case is currently featured in a four part documentary series on channel Investigation Discovery, titled "Killing Richard Glossip"

John Dicke, a post-conviction attorney for LARRY THOMPSON. In 1994, Larry Thompson was convicted of murder largely based on DNA evidence. The DNA has recently been retested, and we now know that the original results were completely wrong. Even though the prosecution has admitted and has stipulated that their original test results were wrong, the Colorado courts have refused to allow Larry's defense team to perform DNA analysis on other key pieces of evidence currently in the custody of the Denver Police. The Denver Innocence Project is now working hard to persuade the court to allow new DNA testing using modern forensic science which might prove Larry's innocence.

For sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact michael@denverinnocence.org

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May
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Book Event: Laura Caldwell "Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted"

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Join the Denver Innocence Project and Laura Caldwell, the founder and director of Life After Innocence at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, for a special book event on Wednesday, May 24 at 7PM at the Tattered Cover Historic LoDo Bookstore (1628 16th St, Denver, CO 80202).

Laura Caldwell will be speaking about the book she co-edited, Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted, which tells the incredible true stories of over a dozen innocent men and women who were convicted of serious crimes and cast into the maw of a vast and deeply flawed American criminal justice system before being exonerated.

You can now stream this program online at https://www.c-span.org/video/?428910-1/anatomy-innocence

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Feb
14
12:00pm12:00pm

Exoneree Rodney Roberts @ Sturm College of Law - University of Denver

Sturm College of Law
Room 125
noon - 1:00PM

Find out why Rodney Roberts plead guilty to a crime he did not commit and spent 17 years in prison and civil commitment. Rodney will be discussing America's Guilty Plea Problem.

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Jan
20
to Jan 21

A Benefit for DIP - A night of Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers

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A Benefit for the Denver Innocence Project
A night of Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers
featuring:
Shakedown Street
My Blue Sky
Pete Wernick

Friday Jan 20 , 2017
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)
This event is 16 and over

Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80205
 


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Nov
5
to Nov 6

Denver Innocence Project Benefit Concert November 5 @ The Bakery

Saturday, November 5
The Bakery
2132 Market St, Denver, CO 80205

Please purchase tickets online in advance. You may purchase tickets HERE. You may bring your own drinks and alcohol, but please do not bring any glass bottles.

Featuring:

Jobless (Listen)

DJ Brick Lee (Listen)
of Treehouse Collective

Sho-Tyme (Listen)

Dutch Angles


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photos by Manda L. Largaespada

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Oct
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

Joan Baez - Paramount Theatre

Join the Denver Innocence Project at the Joan Baez concert at the Paramount Theatre in Denver on Saturday, October 29, 2016. DIP volunteers will be onsite at the venue providing information about DIP and our mission.

A Grammy-winning, legendary folk artist, Woodstock performer, activist and singer-songwriter, Joan Baez has performed publicly for over 50 years and released numerous albums. She has strongly supported the Innocence Project for many years and vocally advocated against wrongful conviction.

Tickets available here.

The Denver Innocence Project thanks Joan Baez, as she uses her enormous talent to give voice to the men and women wrongly convicted of crimes they did not commit

The Denver Innocence Project thanks Joan Baez, as she uses her enormous talent to give voice to the men and women wrongly convicted of crimes they did not commit

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Sep
12
8:45pm 8:45pm

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

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Join the Denver Innocence Project at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120) on Monday, September 12 at 8:45pm for a special screening of Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four.

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four is about four Texas women convicted of sexually abusing two pre-teen girls in 1994 during the height of the Satanic Panic. The film makes the case that the women, who maintain their innocence to this day, were ultimately convicted for being lesbians at a time when people “believed that ritualistic abuse was infecting their neighborhoods, and that gay men and women under Lucifer’s control were the most likely culprits.” 

Tickets are only $5 and may be purchased through the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's website.

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