University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR) at the College of Law is
hosting a lecture by author Bryan Stevenson from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, in
the Memorial Union’s main lounge. Stevenson wrote the New York Times
bestselling book "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” which details
a young lawyer’s transformation in his understanding of mercy and justice as a
result of defending poor and wrongly condemned individuals.
founded, and currently serves as executive director of the Equal Justice
Initiative. According to the UICHR website, the attorney and law professor has
"won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued five times before the
supreme court and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against
the poor and people of color.”
appearance is part of the Iowa City Book Festival in conjunction with UICHR and
the Geneva Lecture Series powered by the Geneva Campus Ministry. The lecture is
free and open to the public.
more information, contact Joan Nashelsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-335-3900.