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College Alumni and Senior Make Award Winning Documentary in Hopes of Freeing Wrongfully Convicted Man

January 13th, 2021

Johnsenia Brooks (C’20), Cecily Burge (C’21) and Austin Riddick (C’20) recently released their documentary, Walk Tall: A Story of Innocence and Wrongful Conviction, that details the conviction of Edward Martinez, a man serving a 55 year sentence for a crime he did not commit. The trio hopes that this documentary, which won the Beeck Center Award for Social Impact in 2020, will garner public support in the case for Martinez’s freedom and advance much needed criminal justice reform.

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Two College Masters Students Inaugural Recipients of Georgetown’s Graduate Certificate in Gender, Peace and Security

January 7th, 2021

Ndeye Radia Mbengue (C’20) and Emma Dorshimer (C’20) are the first students to receive Georgetown’s new graduate certificate in Gender, Peace and Security through the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GWIPS).. The certificate focuses on bringing a gender analysis to conflict, peacebuilding and stability – a crucial skill for those entering International Affairs.


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