Lawyer/author to lecture on equal justice Sunday
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The 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.

Stevenson 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.”

His 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.

For more information, contact Joan Nashelsky at or 319-335-3900.