Author of Elon Common Reading 2016-17, Bryan Stevenson, discusses his memoir, Just Mercy, about "the poor, the wrongly condemned, and those trapped in the furthest reaches of our criminal justice system."
One of the most acclaimed and respected lawyers in the nation, Bryan Stevenson founded and is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. His memoir, Just Mercy, is a New York Times bestseller and was chosen as the Elon Common Reading selection for 2016-17 as a first-year component of the Elon Core Curriculum. Stevenson was one of TIME 100 in 2015. Just Mercy is a beautifully written story about a lawyer who defends “the poor, the wrongly condemned, and those trapped in the furthest reaches of our criminal justice system.Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Tickets available August 25.