Korey Wise of Central Five Park Five to Visit Chicago July 25

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(Right) Korey Wise today and Wise at 15 (left).

By Elae Hill

This upcoming Thursday, July 25th at 12 pm, one of the Central Parks Five victims Korey Wise will visit Chicago’s Woodlawn neighorhood for a discussion hosted by Pastor Corey Brooks. Of the Central Park Five, Wise is the oldest and received the most time in jail after he was wrongfully-convicted for beating and raping a white female jogger in New York’s Central Park in 1989. He was questioned by police without his parents and tried as an adult before he was convicted. After serving a horrific twelve years behind bars, Korey was exonerated but the experience changed him forever. He is now a speaker and activist. This Thursday, meet this incredible man and hear his amazing journey at Project H.O.O.D, 6330 S. King Drive.  Korey will join Pastor Brooks for a screening and discussion of Part 1 of the critically-acclaimed Netflix miniseries, “When They See Us.” There will be free parking and a pizza lunch will be served during the film and discussion at 12pm.

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