Central Park Five Exoneree Preaches Reframing The System At Lehman

Photo: Jaquira Truesdale

LEHMAN COLLEGE–On Nov. 21, Lehman College’s Recital Hall overflowed with Lehman students and staff eager to hear Yusef Salaam, one of the Central Park Five exonerees falsely accused of raping and injuring Trishia Meili in 1989.

Sponsored by the monthly Social Justice Speaker Series, the discussion also featured New York Times columnist Jim Dwyer, but it was Salaam’s presence that caused major euphoria, especially when he invited attendees who did not find seats to sit on stage with him.