Newman University presents film about and lecture by wrongfully convicted Darryl Hunt Feb. 6

Jan 26, 2012

The Newman University Criminal Justice Program, with support from the Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies, will present Darryl Hunt hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary about his life, “The Trials of Darryl Hunt,” at 7 p.m., Monday Feb. 6 in Performance Hall of the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus. The film documents the personal story of Hunt, who was wrongfully convicted and spent 20 years in prison for a brutal rape and murder that took place in the American South.

Hunt will take questions from the audience immediately following the film. There will also be a brief reception and an opportunity to pre-order signed copies of Hunt’s forthcoming book, “Life Interrupted: The Trials of Darryl Hunt.” The event is free and open to the public.

Hunt’s appearance is the result of a successful grant application made by Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Jill Fort, Ph.D. to the Gerber Institute last year.

The Gerber Institute is named for the Most Rev. Eugene J. Gerber, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Wichita, and was founded to help strengthen Catholic studies and Catholic identity at Newman University, and to promote scholarly work in the area of Catholic studies. Since its founding the Gerber Institute has hosted several lectures, panel discussions and other events featuring prominent writers, thinkers, theologians, commentators and others.

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