On the Same Page gives new students (and everyone else!) at Cal something to talk about. This year, the on the same page reading is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson. The event is free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-seated basis.
After the lecture, attendees will be invited to join Mr. Stevenson in the lobby for a reception, where light refreshments will be served.
BRYAN STEVENSON is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and a professor of law at New York University School of Law. He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued five times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. He has received numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant.Our featured author, Bryan Stevenson, will deliver this year's keynote lecture.
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 justice.