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MTREP Book Club - August 29, 2017

  • Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street Bozeman, MT, 59715 (map)

JUST MERCY

By Bryan Stevenson (MSU Convocation Speaker, 2017)

#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time

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.

- Description courtesy of Amazon.com

Check out this 38 minute conversation with Mr. Stevenson on NPR's Fresh Air.

Also view this interview with Mr. Stevenson on August 15, 2017 regarding the Charlottesville violence, courtesy of CNN.

Earlier Event: July 29
Peace Through Diversity
Later Event: August 30
Just Mercy - Montana