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MUSE Winston-Salem announces a “Community Read” of Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt, by Phoebe Zerwick, released this month on Grove Atlantic press. MUSE Winston-Salem is partnering with the Wake Forest University Department of History, Bookmarks, a/perture cinema, and the Forsyth County Public Library to present these programs. Registrants are eligible to sign up for a free copy of the book thanks to the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute with support by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The series features 4 events:
–Thursday, March 31st, 7pm, via Zoom. A panel discussion of those who participated in Darryl Hunt’s journey from wrongful conviction to exoneration and beyond. Featuring Mark Rabil, Rev. John Mendez, and Rev. Rob Stephens.
–Thursday, April 14th, 7pm, via Zoom. A panel discussion exploring the larger issues of criminal justice, mass incarceration, and challenges of re-entry that Darryl Hunt’s story continues to confront us with. Featuring historian T. Dionne Bailey and Tarrah Callahan of Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform, and others TBA.
–Tuesday, April 19th, 6:30pm, film screening at a/perture cinema. Free film screening of “The Trials of Darryl Hunt” followed by audience discussion, moderated by journalist Michael Hewlett of the Winston-Salem Journal. Free, but ticketed through a/perture at https://aperturecinema.com/movies/the-trials-of-darryl-hunt/
–Sunday, April 24th, 4:00pm, at Central Library downtown. Author talk with Phoebe Zerwick, hosted by Shannondale Page, Outreach Inclusion and Diversity Manager, Forsyth County Public Library, at Central Library downtown.
To register, and to get more information for each of the four events, visit our website: https://sites.google.com/musews.org/beyondinnocence/home
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