Continuing the Fight: An Evening Featuring Amanda Knox
Tennessee Innocence Project, a local nonprofit, hosts its annual fundraiser to support litigating and preventing wrongful convictions in Tennessee.
Continuing the Fight: An Evening Featuring Amanda Knox, the Tennessee Innocence Project’s annual fundraiser will feature Amanda Knox, an exoneree, journalist, and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Waiting to Be Heard.
Between 2007 and 2015, Amanda spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she did not commit. Amanda hosted The Scarlet Letter Reports, a VICE/Facebook series about the public vilification of women, The Truth About True Crime, a podcast and Facebook Watch series for Sundance/AMC that she produced and wrote with her husband, Christopher, and is a featured contributor to www.CrimeStory.com. She currently produces and hosts the podcast, Labyrinths.
This event is the Tennessee Innocence Project’s biggest fundraiser and signature Nashville event. It will be an unforgettable evening with a cocktail hour, three course dinner, mission moments, and more. Now in its third year, prior special guests at the fundraiser have include John Grisham, Eddie George, Eric Church, Jon Meacham, Demetria Kalodimos, and more.
The Tennessee Innocence Project exonerates wrongfully convicted Tennessean. It is the only organization state-wide undertaking criminal defense innocence work. Today, there is a demonstrated need for an innocence organization in Tennessee. At the end of 2019, statisticians estimated that 120,000 of the 1,435,500 individuals in prisons across the United States are actually innocent of their crimes. As of February 2020, a total of 2,551 exonerations are recorded in the National Registry of Exonerations. Only 24 of those exonerations are from Tennessee. The Tennessee Innocence Project’s mission benefits indigent incarcerated people as well as the entire community, ensuring justice for all really means all. Since its legal services are offered at no charge, the Tennessee Innocence Project raise funds from individuals, corporations, foundations, and special events like this one to make its mission possible.
Parking is available in the parking garage on the East side of Campus at 205 South Wilson Boulevard, in any of the surface lots on campus, or in the Vine Street Christian church parking lot across Montgomery Bell Avenue.
This event will take place in the new Burkholder Wellness Center. Please enter through the main rotunda entrance, go through the double doors on the left to enter the Event Center.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Nov 11, 2021 at 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm (Thu)