Submitted by the League of Women Voters of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff
“Opening Doors – Wrongful Convictions of Women” a program about female exeronees will be presented on April 28th at 3:30 p.m. in the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Rd., Lake Forest. Women fighting wrongful convictions face special challenges. Natural or accidental deaths can be mistaken for murder, and indeed, according to the National Registry of Exonerations, one half of female exonerees were convicted for what turned out to be no crime at all. You will learn about the newly formed Women’s Project of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University, led by Karen L. Daniel and Judy Royal, co-directors, and their colleague, Erin K. Topp.
Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim, and State Representative 58th District Scott Drury also will address the issue.
The program is sponsored by: League of Women Voters – Lake County, AAUW, Lake County Bar Association, Lake County Bar Foundation, and Lake Forest College Ethics Center.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, please visit website http://lwv-lflb.org We welcome men and women of all ages to become members. With more than 90 years of experience and 800 local and state affiliates, the League is one of America’s most trusted grassroots organizations.