Journey to Justice: An evening with Bryan Stevenson
Bryan Stevenson is the recent author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy, which was named by Time Magazine as one of the 10 Best Books of Nonfiction for 2014, named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, and Esquire Magazine.
Much of the profound true story about the quest for equal justice for “the poor, wrongly condemned and those trapped in the furthest reaches of our criminal justice system” takes place in Alabama and Baldwin County.
A frequent commenter on national television, Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery. Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, veterans, and aiding children prosecuted as adults.
Brought to you by Ecumenical Ministries Inc. and its social justice initiative All Churches Together (ACT II) in celebration of its 25th anniversary, please join us for what promises to be an enlightening evening, meant to bring our region together and create awareness of the need for equal justice for all our citizens, as well as actions we can take to make change.