By TEMPLE EMANU-EL
WESTFIELD — March 22 at 7:30 p.m. LIVE STREAMED
“Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.” — Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times.
We are honored and excited to announce that Bryan Stevenson, acclaimed human rights attorney, founder of The Equal Justice Initiative and author of The New York Times bestseller “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” adapted for film and released in 2019, will speak to Temple Emanu-El and our broader community via a private live-streamed event on March 22.
Stevenson, a defender of individuals wrongly accused and mistreated by our criminal justice system, will discuss racial injustice as experienced by his representation of capital defendants and death-row prisoners since 1989. His Equal Justice Initiative, based in Alabama, is committed to the fight against mass incarceration and excessive punishment. Stevenson, who has won multiple cases at The United States Supreme Court, speaks with unusual candor and insight about racial systemic mistreatment of the innocent that continues to exist in our country today.
You won’t want to miss this one-time-only live-streamed presentation. Please register in order to receive the link to the presentation. You will receive your link to the live-stream presentation the day of the event. You can register here.