“Of the misfortunes caused by men/women, some are unintended and others are by design. I hope one day we live in a world where we don’t have the second kind… No one should be wrongfully convicted; no one should see injustice in the land of the free.”
“I took the stage at TED Week at UCLA Anderson to raise questions about issues of injustice that can affect every one of us at some point. I also spoke about my own wrongful conviction. Up until that day I had not told my story publicly; my story needs to be told; these questions need to be asked; you need to know.”
Once a year, comes to the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s campus.
TED Week at UCLA Anderson is a weeklong program that engages students, faculty and alumni around ideas explored at TED Conference. The event includes live streaming of TED Conference talks, panel discussions and workshops. The week culminates with a Campfire event featuring student and faculty TED talks. The diversity and breadth of topics reflects the depth of imagination and individuality at UCLA Anderson.’ Each year three students are selected to speak at the Campfire. Reza was one of these speakers in April 2014. This marked the first time Reza spoke publicly about his story or publicly on justice.
My 665 days in prison
This is the story of my wrongful imprisonment, the very first attempt to talk about it publicly at TED. In 2014 I spoke at TED Week at UCLA Anderson to raise questions about the of injustice that directly… Continue reading