We Need to Talk About Injustice
Wed., Nov. 20, 6:30-8:00 pm
Hunter College, entrance at Lexington Ave. & 68th St.,
West Building Faculty Dining Room, 8th floor Photo ID required for entrance to building, please.
Please watch this TED Talk prior to the session:
Our conversations will be inspired by the TED Talk by Bryan Stevenson described below. Please watch the 23-minute video prior to the event, preferably on the day-or-evening before or the day-of. -- we do not want to take time for screening on-site. (At the session, we will provide a brief summary of the Talk.)
Join us to share your reactions, ideas, experiences, & wisdom on this declaration which has inspired over half-a-million people:
"We Need to Talk About Injustice"
TED Talk by Bryan Stevenson (23 minutes)
In an engaging & personal talk -- with inputs from his grandmother & Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight & persuasiveness.
Bryan Stevenson is a public-interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated & the condemned. He's the founder & Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based group that has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive & unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent prisoners on death row, confronting abuse of the incarcerated & the mentally ill, & aiding children prosecuted as adults. Mr. Stevenson's work fighting poverty & challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system has won him numerous awards. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School & the Harvard School of Government, & has been awarded 14 honorary doctorate degrees. Mr. Stevenson is the author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption