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Manifesting Justice: Wrongly Convicted Women Reclaim Their Rights

Register here: https://bit.ly/3VM9gYD

Valena Beety became a prosecutor to protect victims of violent crime. But, she quickly learned that poor prosecutions could do more harm than good. Dismayed by forensic fraud, false evidence, and police and prosecutor misconduct, Beety joined the innocence movement.

"Manifesting Justice" recounts the shocking story of Beety's client Leigh Stubbs. Stubbs - a young, queer woman from Mississippi - was wrongly convicted of a horrible crime simply because of her sexual orientation. Drawing on Stubb's story, Beety describes how coerced confessions, false identifications, racism, and other prejudices contribute to wrongful convictions. Along the way, Beety challenges our definitions of innocence and advocates for criminal legal reform.

Professor Beety is an innocence litigator, activist, and founder of the West Virginia Innocence Project. She is Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the Academy of Justice at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

This is a hybrid event. The in-person event will take place in Karcher Auditorium at the SMU Dedman School of Law, 3315 Daniel Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75205. Parking information will be provided closer to the event date. A reception featuring food and beverages will be provided. Copies of Professor Beety's book will also be available for purchase.

The virtual event will be hosted via Zoom. You will receive a link via email the day prior to the event.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3VM9gYD



Tuesday, April 4, 2023
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Karcher Auditorium

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