Featured Speaker: Bryan Stevenson

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Holmes Convocation Center

Appalachian will welcome Summer 2019 Common Reading Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption author Bryan Stevenson to campus on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, when he will give an address at the Holmes Convocation Center at 7:00 pm, including a book signing.  

Bryan Stevenson is a graduate of Harvard Law School and founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.  Stevenson has dedicated his career as a public interest lawyer to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned.  The Equal Justice Initiative has exonerated innocent death row prisoners, won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, aided children prosecuted as adults, and opposed the abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill. Stevenson successfully argued in the U.S. Supreme Court that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger are unconstitutional.  

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