Public-interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson will speak about his work on the injustice of the U.S. criminal system. Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based group that has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent prisoners on death row, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults.
Stevenson, who teaches at New York University School of Law, is the author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. He has won numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant. Watch his TED talk, “We Need to Talk about an Injustice,” online.
The event is sponsored by Seminary of the Southwest and the Alumni Association, in collaboration with the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at the University of Texas. More information online, or contact email@example.com.
Location: University of Texas, LBJ Auditorium, 2313 Red River, Austin, 78705