GA 2017 Ware Lecture: Bryan Stevenson
WARE LECTURE 2017:
This year’s Ware Lecture is not available for on-demand viewing.
Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill and aiding children prosecuted as adults. Mr. Stevenson has successfully argued several cases in the United States Supreme Court and recently won an historic ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court banning mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger are unconstitutional.
You may remember him from when his book was the UUA Common Read:
Of course, it was being live tweeted …
SO: if you missed the best Ware Lecture EVER and want to hear Bryan Stevenson speak, check out these other resources on the web:
And visit EJI to follow and participate in their progress on a
National Lynching Memorial.
The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) plans to build a national memorial to victims of lynching in Montgomery, Alabama, which is expected to open in 2018. This memorial project relating to America’s history of racial terror and lynching will become the most ambitious in the nation on this topic.
And check out our denomination’s Prison Ministry run by the Church of the Larger Fellowship. Get involved! (which will mean, get a little closer now.)
Still not enough? Check out more at http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/07/13/presumption-of-guilt