Documentary film "Southwest of Salem" exposes the wrongful conviction of four Texas women who were persecuted for being gay during the Satanic Panic era of the 90s. Clare unfortunately saw this first-hand, working as a victims' advocate for the prosecution in this case after college.
It's National Bosses Day and we love our boss, Clare Gilbert! Despite the intense challenges of innocence work, Clare fights relentlessly for justice for our clients. Day to day, she leads us with grace and humility, and encourages teamwork and collaboration. What's more, she brings flowers from her garden to the office every week. On behalf of the GIP team, thank you for being an awesome boss, Clare! We are lucky to have you.
Between our SWATT (Special Workforce Addressing Tons of Things) team, exoneree field trip to the Rialto Center for the Arts, and happy hour wrap up at The Comet Pub & Lanes, we had a FANTASTIC #WrongfulConvictionDay! Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who made this day possible!
October 2nd is around the corner. Join the Wrongful Conviction Day campaign by adding a Twibbon to your Facebook profile! In your message of support, type "I stand with @gainnocence to fight for justice for the wrongfully convicted." Don't forget the hashtag: #WrongfulConvictionDay
Next Monday, October 2nd is Wrongful Conviction Day. Thousands of people worldwide will band together to raise awareness about wrongful convictions. You can join the conversation using #WrongfulConvictionDay. And, stay tuned to find out how you can make a difference with GIP.