Kim Foxx, Democratic Party nominee for Cook County state’s attorney, and Lanetta Haynes Turner, executive director of the Cook County Justice Advisory Council, will participate in a post-show discussion following a Sunday performance of “Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys” on Sunday, Aug. 14 at Raven Theatre Company.
In 1931, the nine “Scottsboro Boys” were falsely accused of assaulting two white women in Alabama. The boys were arrested, convicted and sentenced to death in Alabama for a crime that didn’t even occur. Foxx and Haynes Turner join the after-show discussion of how their story relates to juvenile justice today, moderated by Juvenile Justice Initiative executive director Elizabeth Clarke.
Admission to the post-show discussion is free and open to all, subject to availability. More information is available on the Raven Theatre Company website.