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"$100 A Day" - A Film Showing and Panel Discussion with Senator Joe Simitian

Date:
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author:
Jesse McLaren
Location Details:
Santa Cruz Police Community Room
155 Center St., Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz Chapter of the ACLU Announces:

$100 A Day -A Film Showing and Panel Discussion with Senator Joe Simitian, Filmmaker Gwen Essegian and Rick Walker
Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 7pm
Santa Cruz Police Community Room
155 Center St., Santa Cruz

On December 10, 1991, East Palo Alto resident Rick Walker was convicted of a murder he did not commit. Linked to the crime by false testimony and questionable legal tactics, Walker would spend th next 12 years of his life in some of California's most dangerous prisons. Once exonerated, he would face yet another barrier to justice: the California State legislature.
Entitled to one hundred dollars for every day spent falsely imprisoned, Walker's attempts to receive his just due became caught in the partisan battle over the 2003 budget.
On the last night of that year's legislative session, State Assemblyman (now State Senator) Joe Simitian challenged his colleagues to put aside their political differences and "show 35 million Californians that we have the right stuff."
$100 A Day examines this story of gross injustice, political partisanship and the heroic struggle to prove Walker's innocence and help him rebuild his life.
There is no charge for the event. It is co-sponsored by the SC Co. Democratic Central Committee, the Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz Co. and the Resource Center for Nonviolence.
For more info: Carol Fuller 423-2356
Added to the calendar on Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:38PM
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