A Story of Justice and Redemption
Fellow traveler Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. Just Mercy details the powerful true story of one of his first cases: Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a murder he didn’t commit.
Stevenson will speak on his work at the Virginia Festival of the Book on March 19, 2016. The event will be held at 8pm – 9:30pm at the Paramount Theater.
From the festival’s website:
Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption) will speak about his experiences as a social justice lawyer and how these continue to influence his life-long work to support criminal justice system reform as well as anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts. An outspoken advocate and thoughtful leader, Stevenson challenges the legacy of racial inequality in the United States, asking Americans to reconsider issues of justice and compassion. John Grisham will join Stevenson on stage for discussion of these issues.
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