Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Colton Chapel
Dr. Yusef Salaam
Free; Seats will be limited and must register to save spot

Black Heritage Month Keynote event: Dr. Yusef Salaam

Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020

Location: Colton Chapel, Easton, PA 18042

Time: Doors open at 7:00 pm; Keynote starts at 7:30 pm; Ends at 9:00 PM

Must register to save a spot.

Lafayette Students registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFkOJwzTNI9lDeBVEgKzgLTpYgHPGLUg5UzmFjHbgnTb67xw/viewform

Lafayette Staff & Faculty registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYIx7Rye8jdA6PG6S1TNW3eZs235u6EF8H9XqqlY-PiO9W0g/viewform

LVAIC Institutions registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeL6xLI9GgAROuT_MOZxHELF_gmusns-Z5OV4z9F_qGs5EMkA/viewform

Open to the public registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3J9VfaceU-T5EtyWSgkfGP75shKokqySR8gNsnwZ1SthGhw/viewform

Join us for the 2020 Black Heritage Month keynote event with Dr. Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five. Determined to educate the public, Yusef eagerly shares his story with others. In speaking out against injustice, he conveys the importance of continuing one’s education—whether formal or otherwise..

The "Central Park Five" (Exonerated 5)

On April 19, 1989, a young woman in the prime of her life was brutally raped and left for dead in one of New York City’s most iconic spaces, Central Park. Five teens from Harlem—four black and one Latino—were tried and convicted of the crime in one of the most frenzied cases in the city’s history. The woman was dubbed the “Central Park jogger,” and the accused teens became known collectively as the “Central Park Five.” One of those boys, Yusef Salaam, was just 15-years-old when his life was upended and changed forever.

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