Rock for Justice
IPNW is commemorating Wrongful Conviction Day and celebrating our 20th Anniversary with an all ages concert by the Exoneree Band at Century Ballroom on Capitol Hill. All ticket sales benefit Innocence Project Northwest. No-host bar for guests who are 21+. Special guests will include Amanda Knox, IPNW freed clients and exonerees as well as representatives and death row exonerees from the death penalty abolition organization Witness to Innocence.
Playing for the first time in Seattle, the Exoneree Band is a touring group of prisoners-turned-musicians, each of whom was wrongfully convicted of another persons crime. They'll play a combination of covers and original songs inspired by their remarkable stories. From rock, to country, to blues - there will be something for everyone. This is a rare show that you won't want to miss!
Wrongful Conviction Day is observed internationally to raise awareness of the causes and remedies of wrongful conviction and to recognize the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful conviction for innocent people and their families. Nationally, 2075 people have been exonerated after serving over 18,000 years for crimes they did not commit. In Washington, 46 people have been exonerated after serving over 225 years in prison.
IPNW is the third innocence organization in the US and the only organization of its kind in Washington State. Largely funded by private support, we work to free innocent Washington prisoners , effect policy reforms to prevent wrongful convictions in our criminal justice system, and provide an excellent experiential learning opportunity to UW Law Clinic students. In the last 20 years IPNW has freed 14 men and women who collectively spent more than 100 years in prison for crimes they did not commit.
Witness to Innocence is a national organization dedicated to empowering exonerated death row survivors to be the most powerful and effective voice in the struggle to end the death penalty in the United States.
IPNW thanks Century Ballroom for donating their gorgeous space.
Century Ballroom (View)
915 E. Pine Street, 2nd Floor (Oddfellows Building)
Seattle, WA 98122
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