Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Justice Center co-hosts CCEL Think Tank on October 4 with the Alaska Innocence Project

L to r: Jory Knott, UAA Pre-Law Society president;
Bill Oberly, Alaska Innocence Project Executive Director;
Dr. Ryan Fortson, Justice Center; and Dr. Judy Owens-Manley,
Center for Community Engagement & Learning Director.
The Justice Center co-hosted the October 4 Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL) Think Tank: "Does society owe anything to the wrongfully convicted?"  The Alaska Innocence Project (AIP) presented this issue to attendees, and the discussion was co-led by Bill Oberly, AIP Executive Director, and Judy Owens-Manley, CCEL Director. This free event was open to student, faculty, staff, and the public.

October 4 was International Wrongful Conviction Day.

Think Tanks are a monthly community engagement experience in which a nonprofit agency presents a challenge or issue and attendees brainstorm solutions for the organization.  Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend and assist this organization by contributing thoughts and ideas to the discussion.