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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Featured Speaker: Gary Tyler
Performers: TBA
Moderator: Kimmy Maniquis
Panelists: Gary Tyler, Carl Kemp (Long Beach lobbyist and community leader) and others.

Mr. Tyler was the youngest person ever convicted of the death penalty and was incarcerated in Angola prison for 41 years before having his sentence overturned and being released in 2016.

Long Beach Opera believes that discussions inspired by art should extend beyond the lobby of the theater. For this reason, LBO is using its 40th anniversary season theme, Justice, as a catalyst to present its brand new event series The Community Conversations Initiative. This initiative features five “Conversations” and three youth programs, and will create community-wide discussions about race, equity, and the justice system throughout Long Beach.

All events are free to the public. However, space is limited; reservations are strongly suggested. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook group; Facebook.com/groups/LBOConversations.

The community conversations are supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation.


May 25
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Cost:


Long Beach City College Liberal Arts Campus
4901 Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States


Long Beach Opera