Join us for this this month’s book – Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.
We will begin at 530pm at the STAT Center as well as going live in the Book Club Group.
Join the Book Club Here! Please post your questions and ideas and let’s dig in. We have tea and coffee and you are welcome to bring snacks. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice – from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship – and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.
Read a review here.
Led by Liane Hernandez of the Stand Together Arizona Training and Advocacy Center