When They See Us by filmmaker Ava DuVernay has become the most-watched Netflix series of the year. The series chronicles the story and wrong convictions of the Central Park Five. A facilitated discussion will follow a screening of the first episode of the series.
This event is free but ticketed
Audience Advisory: Depiction of police brutality, in-depth discussion of sexual violence and rape, racial slurs and adult language.
Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem—Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.