One Book, One Community Visit from Bryan Stevenson

August 31, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
RCAH Theater
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

At 9 a.m. on Monday, August 31, at Breslin Student Events Center, author Bryan Stevenson will be addressing the incoming MSU freshman class about the One Book One Community selection for 2015, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

From 1 to 2 p.m., Stevenson will meet in the RCAH Theater with the RCAH's students, faculty, and staff for a discussion of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption and a Q&A session.

Attendance at the event in the RCAH Theater is required for incoming RCAH students.

About the Author

Bryan Stevenson chronicles his life’s work in Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. As a young Harvard-educated attorney, he chose to fight for the rights of wrongly incarcerated inmates, eventually saving over 115 men from death row. Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Ala., which provides pro bono defense for inmates whose cases show bias, judicial neglect and incompetence. He is also a professor of clinical law at New York University School of Law.   

About the Book

Stevenson weaves the story of his relentless effort for justice and the history of a flawed justice system around the stories of his clients that were wrongly or inhumanely incarcerated. Each compelling story illustrates the ways in which the justice system neglected or abused the law and the rights of the accused. In one such story, Walter McMillan, a black man falsely accused of killing a white woman, spent seven years on death row as Stevenson fought for a retrial and his eventual acquittal. The case won national attention, including coverage on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” 

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