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Fall Chest Event featuring Charlotte Whitmore from the Innocence Program

Over 200 guests joined us virtually on Thursday, October 22 to hear Concord resident, attorney Charlotte Whitmore, speak about the causes of wrongful convictions and her efforts to remedy these injustices through her work at the Boston College Innocence Program.
Charlotte was joined by one of her former clients, Eugene Gilyard, who spent 15 years incarcerated on a life sentence for a murder he did not commit. Charlotte and Eugene described the lengthy road to proving Eugene’s innocence, and what Eugene’s life has been like since he was exonerated and released from prison.

Community Chest Board Member, attorney Kristen V. Tyson, shed light on issues of injustice locally and the many organizations in our community who work to support the human service needs in our towns.

This was a NEW FORMAT for our fall event, in lieu of our annual in-person Luncheon. We encouraged guests to gather (safely!) to enjoy this presentation, in backyards or around firepits. Ticket options included various “wine & cheese” baskets from West Concord Wine and Spirits for those that chose to gather at homes, remaining socially distant and following all COVID safety guidelines.

Thank you to our generous business community for supporting this event.

Charlotte and Eugene
Charlotte Whitmore
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