Come learn about next fall’s Common Reading selection, Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, and explore the recently renovated spaces in Fondren Library.
This will be an opportunity to become part of the Common Reading Experience by volunteering as a Mustang Corral discussion leader on Sunday, August 21, 2016.
About the Book
“A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
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. 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—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.” More information
Location: Fondren Library Foyer
Date: Monday, May 2, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm