A reading of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Meets Wednesday, June 20, July 18, and August 22, 2018, 7-9 PM
Discussion Leader: Maria DiBello, RSM
Cost: $45 for series (includes refreshments)
Join us for a reading and discussion of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. 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. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machinations, and legal brinksmanship. It transforms his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is the powerful memoir of one man’s quest to work for the poor, the oppressed, the mentally ill, and the powerless. It will make you mad and it will make you cheer. As a citizen of the world, you must read it.