Tue, May 14|
BAWM's Books - Just Mercy
Join us as we delve into a diverse range of books that motivate, uplift, challenge and foster a community of fierce, confident women! Be ready to not only learn and discuss but make change in our own lives and community! We will meet every other month. Please RSVP quickly so we can plan space!
Time & Location
May 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Hamilton, 136 N 3rd St Suite 102, Hamilton, OH 45011, USA
About the event
Join us as we discuss Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, an eye-opening look at our criminal justice system through the eyes of a lawyer who fought to overturn the conviction of an Alabama man sentenced to die for a murder he didn’t commit. Just Mercy explores themes of systemic oppression, mass incarceration and racial injustice.
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 brinkmanship—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.