This winner of the 2003 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for best play tells the interwoven true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row, in their own words. Members of the Columbia University community, under professional direction, will perform.
Cartoonists’ expressions of political ideas are threatened by violence, the state, and social media campaigns. Nationally known artists whose work is exhibited in “Windows on Death Row - Nick Anderson (the Washington Post Writer’s Group formerly of the Houston Chronicle), Patrick Chappatte (The New York Times), Ann Telnaes (the Washington Post) and Matt Wuerker (Politico) - will discuss their experiences and the need to defend the freedom of the press. David Schultz, a Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and a leading First Amendment lawyer, will moderate.
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Leading capital defense lawyers discuss strategic litigation and policy, . Columbia Law School Professor Bernard Harcourt will moderate a panel that includes Barry Scheck, Co-Director, The Innocence Project; Christina Swarns, Attorney-in Charge, Office of the Appellate Defender; Maya Foa, Reprieve Director, James Liebman, Columbia Law School Professor and director of its Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL); George Kendall, Of Counsel, Squire Sanders Boggs Patton; and Julia Mason Tarver Wood, Partner, Paul Weiss Rifkin Wharton & Garrison.
"End of Its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice" - Book Presentation and Talk
Brandon L. Garrett ’01, the Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, talks about his new book, End of Its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice, followed by comments by Jelani Cobb, Columbia Professor and a staff writer at The New Yorker. Lunch will be served.
Columbia Law School is proud to be the first law school and only New York venue to feature WINDOWS ON DEATH ROW (WODR), opening Sep 19 at 6:30 pm featuring a panel discussion moderated by The Marshall Project's Bill Keller.
Join us for the New York opening of “Windows on Death Row: Art from Inside and Outside the Prison Walls.” This extraordinary collaborative project displays more than 60 works drawn from people on death row, as well as from some of America’s top political cartoonists.
Co-creators Patrick Chappatte, editorial cartoonist for The International New York Times, and Anne-Frédérique Widmann, investigative reporter, and filmmaker will share their vision for the exhibit. Joining them will be 56-year-old painter Ndume Olatushani, who spent 20 years on death row for a crime he did not commit, as well as Columbia Law School faculty George Kendall and Brett Dignam. Bill Keller, editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project and former executive editor of The New York Times, will moderate the roundtable discussion.
The event takes place at Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104. A reception will immediately follow.
This event is free and open to the public.
6:15 - 7:30 pm Panel Discussion: - Welcome Center Tour Room, Third Floor
7:30 - 9:00 pm Exhibit opening Reception - O'Kane Gallery, Third Floor
The exhibition team includes project founders Anne-Frédérique Widmann and Patrick Chappatte and curator and project manager, Anne Hromadka. The event is sponsored by Consul General of Switzerland, Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights,
The panel discussion will include a former death row inmate, legal experts, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist whose work is part of the show, and others. Attendees will view more than 70 artworks by people living on Death Row and by top editorial cartoonists in a one-of-a-kind exhibition.
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For its 4th international opening, after Oslo and Geneva, Windows on Death Row will be on view in at the festival Delémont BD in Switzerland, from June 9 to June 11.This French version of the exhibition includes a life-size reconstitution of a death row cell, where visitors can step in to experience what isolation feels like.
1:30 - 3:00 pm Saturday Guided tour & Panel Discussion by co-founders Chappatte and Widmann, with Manon Schick, Director, Amnesty International Switzerland - Galerie L'Arsenal
11:00 - 12:00 am Sunday Guided tout - Galerie L'Arsenal
Photo: Reconstitution of a death row cell - Delémont BD
Special Event: Orange is The New Black's Piper Kerman meets former death row inmate Ndume Olatushani
Thanks to all who joined us at this special evening exploring Windows On Death Row: Art from Inside and Outside the Prison Walls, with exhibit founders & organizers Patrick Chappatte and Anne-Frederique Widmann, special guests Ndume Olatushani and Piper Kerman.
Author PIPER KERMAN participated in our Windows on Death Row presentation on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 pm. Kerman’s memoir, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: MY YEAR IN A WOMEN’S PRISON, was adapted for Netflix, and is now an Emmy Award-winning original series. Kerman joined our exhibition founder's and Olatushani to give opening remarks.
4:00 pm Founders’ Tour of Windows On Death Row, museum galleries
5:00-6:30 pm Catered reception, Will Eisner Seminar Room
6:30-8:00 pm Multimedia presentation by Windows On Death Row project and exhibit founders, political cartoonist Patrick Chappatte and journalist Anne-Frederique Widmann, followed by a special presentation from painter and former death-row inmate Ndume Olatushani who was wrongly convicted and imprisoned for 28 years. Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall.
For four months, starting in November 2016, the exhibition Windows on Death Row was beautifully hosted by the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at Ohio State University.
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
The Ohio State University
110 Sullivant Hall
1813 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Museum Gallery Hours
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum exhibition galleries are open to the public and admission is FREE.
Tuesday through Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Bibliothèque de la Cité, Geneva, Switzerland
Maison du Dessin de Presse, Morges, Switzerland
Opening Reception: With the participation Ndume Olatushani who spent 28 years behind bars after being wrongfully convicted of murder In Tennessee.
Oct 22, USC Annenberg School of communication & journalism, East Lobby 5:30 pm.
Exhibition until Dec 18, 2015.
Admission is free. Reservations requested for the opening reception. RSVP beginning Tuesday, September 29, at 9 a.m. Please RSVP to USC Visions & Voices.