Just Mercy: Reforming the Criminal Justice System
About Bryan Stevenson
Bryan Stevenson is a public-interest lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which is committed to eliminating bias against people of color and the poor in the criminal justice system. A professor at New York University Law School and a graduate of Harvard Law School, he argued for and won the historic ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for children 17 or younger are unconstitutional. His new book, Just Mercy, profiles the lives of men, women, and children who are at the mercy of a broken criminal justice system.
Other Speakers on Related Topics
- Deborah Archer: The Arc of Justice: Race, Civil Rights, and the Law
- William Schulz: From Darfur to Guantanamo: Defending Human Rights
- Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III: The Arc Toward Justice: Life, Liberation, and Community
- Kerry Kennedy: Speaking Truth to Power: Heroes in Our Midst
- José Antonio Vargas: Democracy in the Eyes of an Undocumented Citizen
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