Wisconsin Innocence Project

An Evening with Author and Advocate Matthew J. Hefti

Friday, March 3 at 6 PM
La Crosse Public Library
800 Main Street

Join the La Crosse Reads program for our final event, an evening with Matthew J. Hefti, an author, advocate, and member of the Wisconsin Innocence Project.
Hefti was born in Bangor, WI and grew up in the La Crosse area. He is a Veteran of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and an author of the acclaimed debut novel "A Hard and Heavy Thing." He currently lives in Madison, WI with his wife and children. As a student of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Hefti is an active member of the Wisconsin Innocence Project, which seeks to exonerate the innocent and reform the criminal justice system by identifying and remedying the causes of wrongful convictions.

Hefti will be leading a community conversation about the Wisconsin Innocence Project and their advocacy on behalf of criminal justice reform. Hefti will lead a thought provoking discussion and share his personal experiences working alongside the Wisconsin Innocence Project to help exonerate wrongfully convicted people in Texas and Wisconsin.

La Crosse Reads is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and the La Crosse Public Library, and is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for Arts. This year we've come together as a community to read "A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest J. Gaines and to discuss the themes and issues brought up by the book. Thank you to everyone who has participated in this incredible community event. We hope you'll join us for the final event of this series.