FOCL Presents Yusef Salaam
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Friends of the Central Library Author Series: Yusef Salaam

Date: Oct 11, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM

In 1989, at just fifteen years young, Yusef Salaam was tried and convicted in the “Central Park Jogger” case, along with four other Black and Latinix young men. After almost seven years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, Yusef’s case was overturned and he was set free. His memoir, Better, Not Bitter, details his journey where, in the face of misjustice, Yusef found hope. A Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from President Barack Obama, he advocates for criminal justice reform, prison reform, and the abolition of juvenile solitary confinement.




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