At the third annual Celebration of Freedom & Justice in New York City on May 6, Innocence Project Board Member John Grisham announced the formation of the Innocence Project Artists’ Committee, a group of writers, directors, actors, visual artists and musicians who support the Innocence Project and are helping raise awareness about wrongful convictions.
The committee includes Stephen Colbert, James Gandolfini, Nora Ephron, Judy Collins, Nia Long, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and many more.
Members of the Artists’ Committee lend their talent and voice to the Innocence Project’s vital work in a variety of ways. They help raise awareness and money to free innocent prisoners, they speak out about the need to prevent wrongful convictions, and they integrate these issues into their art. A wide range of artists have long been drawn to the Innocence Project because of the profound impact the organization has in its litigation and policy reform work and because they know first-hand the power of art and entertainment to raise awareness and engage more of the public in these issues.