Bryan Stevenson: Just Mercy

Thursday, September 14 at 8:00pm

Chapin Hall

Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and one of the most acclaimed and respected lawyers in the nation. His memoir, Just Mercy, is the story of a young lawyer fighting on the frontlines of a country in thrall to extreme punishments and careless justice. It is an inspiring story of unbreakable humanity in the most desperate circumstances, and a powerful indictment of our broken justice system and the twisted values that allow it to continue.

Stevenson is the recipient of numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant and the NAACP Image Award for Best Non-Fiction, and was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People for 2015.  Stevenson is a tenured law professor at New York University School of Law. Recently, he was named in Fortune’s 2016 World’s Greatest Leaders list.

Just Mercy is the Williams Reads book selection for 2017-18. This talk is sponsored by Williams Reads, the W. Ford Schumann '50 Program in Democratic Studies, and the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

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Oakley Center, Davis Center, Williams Reads, Center for Learning in Action, Schumann Fund

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