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Artists Stand Against Wrongful Convictions

Artists and entertainers around the world are taking action to help free the innocent from prison and prevent future wrongful convictions. Dozens of artists have joined the Innocence Project Artists’ Committee to raise awareness about the issues and to integrate the issues into their work.

Actors, writers, directors and musicians who are part of the Innocence Project Artists’ Committee include Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, James Gandolfini, Stephen Colbert, Blue Man Group, Nia Long, Nora Ephron, Trent Reznor, Helen Mirren and dozens of others.

In addition, several musicians are donating a portion of tour profits to the Innocence Project this summer. Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal kick off a 30-date U.S. tour this Saturday in Philadelphia, and a portion of proceeds will go to a variety of good causes, including the Innocence Project. Fans help Bonnie and Taj choose which issues to address – click here to vote for Social Justice & Human Rights to help support the Innocence Project . If you’re planning to attend the New York or Connecticut concerts, be sure to stop by the Innocence Project table to meet staff members and learn more about our work. Buy tickets – and premium backstage packages supporting our work – here .

The Monsters of Folk – a new group including singer-songwriters M. Ward and Conor Oberst, along with My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and producer-musician Mike Mogis – will also be supporting the Innocence Project this summer, dedicating $1 from each ticket to the November 6 New York City show to the Innocence Project. Buy tickets here .

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