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Guilty Until Proven Innocent


May 25 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

community conversations, equity and diversity in the arts, black lives

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

May 25th at 3 pm  • 2019

Long Beach City College, Dyer Hall 

Featured Speaker: Gary Tyler

Performers: TBA

Moderator: Kimmy Maniquis

Panelists: Gary Tyler, Carl Kemp (Long Beach lobbyist and community leader) and others.

Mr. Tyler was the youngest person ever convicted of the death penalty and was incarcerated in Angola prison for 41 years before having his sentence overturned and being released in 2016.


Long Beach Opera believes that discussions inspired by art should extend beyond the lobby of the theater. For this reason, LBO is using its 40th anniversary season theme, Justice, as a catalyst to present its brand new event series The Community Conversations Initiative. This initiative features five “Conversations” and three youth programs, and will create community-wide discussions about race, equity, and the justice system throughout Long Beach.

All events are free to the public. However, space is limited; reservations are strongly suggested. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook group; Facebook.com/groups/LBOConversations.

The community conversations are supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation.


Long Beach Opera
(562) 470-7464


Long Beach City College, Dyer Hall
1305 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90806 United States
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