CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The issues with today’s criminal justice system are human rights issues. On Thursday, April 25, an evening with death row exoneree, Anthony Ray Hinton, will give the community the opportunity to hear his extraordinary story of faith and hope sustained through the darkest times. The lecture is part of the Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston Dr. Michael and Joyce Kolligian Distinguished Speaker Series.
The program will take place at the Charles and Nevart Talanian Cultural Hall, 145 Brattle St., at 7 p.m.
Hinton wrote the captivating memoir, The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row. Hinton’s book is a New York Times Best Seller and was Oprah’s Book Club Summer 2018 Selection. He will share his story of wrongful conviction, death-row survival and his decades-long journey to exoneration and freedom. Now free after nearly 30 years, Hinton will discuss the changes to the criminal justice system that need to be made to prevent these types of injustices from happening to other innocent people. He will also remind everyone of the power of faith and forgiveness, for in his words, “I’m just trying to be a little tiny light in God’s world.”
The event is open and free to the public. A reception and book signing will follow Mr. Hinton’s talk, and books will be available for purchase. For further information, contact the Church Office.å