Kevin Richardson, from the exonerated Central Park Five, to speak at VCU

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Kevin Richardson, a member of the exonerated Central Park Five, will speak at Virginia Commonwealth University on Oct. 22.

The event, “When They See Me,” will take place at 7 p.m. in the Commonwealth Ballroom of the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Richardson’s talk is sponsored by VCU’s Activities Programming Board.

The event is sold out. Media are invited to attend and may RSVP by contacting Meghan Zapiec or Matthew Lovisa in the Division of Student Affairs.

Richardson was one of five black and Latino teenagers wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The convictions were vacated in 2002. The five men are the subject of a Netflix series, “When They See Us,” that premiered in May.