Just Mercy: Race and the Criminal Justice System
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Bryan Stevenson, acclaimed public interest lawyer and founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, will deliver the 2016 Anne and Loren Kieve Distinguished Speaker Lecture at a joint event sponsored by the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) and OpenXChange on Wednesday, Jan. 13, in Cemex Auditorium. The Anne and Loren Kieve Distinguished Speaker Fund annually brings leading scholars, public intellectuals, and artists to address the Stanford community on vital issues relating to race and ethnicity.
Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” will discuss his life and work.
A roundtable conversation, titled "Just Mercy: Race and the Criminal Justice System," will follow Stevenson’s address and include Stanford Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Eberhardt, Professor of Political Science Gary Segura, and Professor of Law Robert Weisberg. Award-winning journalist and Yahoo! Global Anchor Katie Couric will moderate the discussion.
The event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow. Stevenson's book will be available for purchase at the event.