Amanda Knox, a college student from Seattle, was studying in Italy when her roommate was brutally murdered. Knox spent the next four years in prison for a crime she did not commit. In Truth Matters, Knox will describe what it's like to be publicly vilified and convicted, and what she's learned about truth-seeking in the process. Her story raises important issues not only about her own case, but about the larger question of wrongful convictions both abroad and in the American legal system.
Amanda Knox's book, Waiting to Be Heard, will be available for purchase and autograph after her talk. The book will sell for $10.
Both events are free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
Events sponsored by the Turk Pre-Law Program's Gentry Locke Speaker Series, the Public Affairs Society, and Community Programs.
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A screening of the documentary Amanda Knox: Jan. 23rd at 7:00pm (Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom)
This Netflix documentary details the many reasons why this international case entranced the world. Amanda Knox does an admirable job of detailing the crucial facts of this complex case and illuminates how being wrongfully convicted of murder could happen to anyone.
The Turk Pre-Law Program's, Gentry Locke Speaker Series, the Public Affairs Society, and Community Programs present a 2-evening event, beginning with the Netflix documentary screening of Amanda Knox on 1/23, followed by a discussion with Amanda on 1/24.