Meet in Balboa Park at the end of President’s Way on the lawn between the Automotive Museum and International Cottages. Parking is available in surrounding lots.
8:45 AM—Registration (same day on-site only)
Participants under 18 must sign a waiver (available on-site). Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
9:15 AM—Opening Ceremony celebrating the 11th Anniversary of the Interfaith MLK Jr. Day of Service.
9:30 AM—Cleanup in Palm Canyon and the old Desert Garden. Come dressed and prepared for physical work.
11:30 AM—Musical entertainment and complimentary picnic lunch of hot dogs and chips.
Topic: Wrongful Convictions: Causes and Obstacles to Freeing Victims
As a result of many DNA exonerations, the public is now aware that the criminal justice system makes mistakes and many innocent people have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. The California Innocence Project has been dealing with this problem for decades by undoing these mistakes as well as advocating criminal justice reform to prevent and better enable these mistakes to be discovered and remedied.
Professor Jan Stiglitz is a 1975 graduate of Albany Law. He began his teaching career at California Western School of Law in 1980, after receiving his LL.M. from Harvard Law School.
While on the faculty at California Western, Professor Stiglitz also represented numerous individuals who were appealing their criminal convictions. In 1999, Professor Stiglitz, along with Professor Justin Brooks, founded the California Innocence Project. The Project’s mission is to seek the exoneration of those who have been wrongfully convicted and to effect changes in the law and in police practices which will prevent wrongful convictions.
In his work as Co-Directer of the Project, Professor Stiglitz has appeared in federal and state courts throughout California, including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court. His work in the Project has earned him two California Lawyer of the Year Awards.
Professor Stiglitz has recently stepped down as Co-Director of the Innocence Project and retired from California Western. He is now representing some California Innocence Project exonerees in civil litigation seeking compensation
Join the Change the Terms coalition on Tues., March 26, at 7 p.m. ET for an hour-long conversation on the impacts of far-right hate online.
Following the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017, the tech industry finally started to take real steps to address the spread of hate speech online and the ways their platforms are used to organize, fund and recruit for White supremacists and other hateful online movements. But these companies need to do much more.
Our all-star panel will explore the ways that online hate undermines the health and humanity of progressive activists, people of color, religious minorities, women and LGBTQIA people, and how we can hold tech companies accountable for the violence that occurs on their platforms.
Join Beth Israel’s Hunger Banquet, a meal to learn about world hunger and poverty. This is an interactive, experiential, and memorable event that you will never forget.
Father Joe’s Villages will host the 35th annual Children’s Charity Gala to support life-changing services for children and families experiencing homelessness, spanning from preschool to medical care.
The 11th annual Miracle Babies Superhero 5K will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at NTC Park at Liberty Station (2455 Cushing Road), with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m. This joyful event includes a timed 5K run at 8:00 a.m., followed by a family-friendly 5K walk at 9:00 a.m., perfect for all levels. Attendees are encouraged to show their spirit by dressing up as their favorite superhero!