Central Park ‘Exonerated’ Five member Yusef Salaam coming to Jackson, MS

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JANS – The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health, the Black Men’s Health Equity Council, and MS NAACP announce that New York City Councilman and Central Park ‘Exonerated’ Five member, Yusef Salaam will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming Black Men’s Health Equity Conference. The conference will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2024, at the Jackson Hilton Hotel, located at 1001 E. County Line Rd., Jackson, MS.  Admission is FREE, but registration is required.  The deadline to register is June 15, 2024.    

Salaam’s presence at the conference will offer attendees the opportunity to hear his poignant story of false arrest, wrongful conviction, forgiveness, and ultimate redemption. Having endured the injustices of the legal system firsthand, Salaam’s journey serves as a powerful testament to resilience and the transformative power of hope.  His story was highlighted in the award-winning Netflix movie When They See Us and the PBS documentary The Central Park Five.

With a diverse lineup of speakers and interactive sessions, the Black Men’s Health Equity Conference will delve into various aspects of Black men’s wellness, such as physical and mental health, social justice, and economics.

Conference attendees will enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch, and conference gifts. Register at www.minority-institute.org.  

For more information, contact Warren Jones at 424-312-5866 or  wjones@advancingminority.org.  

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Central Park ‘Exonerated’ Five member Yusef Salaam coming to Jackson, MS

By Jackson Advocate News Service
May 28, 2024