Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson

A Story of Justice and Redemption

A powerful, true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice, Just Mercy is a New York Times Best Seller by Bryan Stevenson.

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 machinations, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

Just Mercy is 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.

Bryan Stevenson will speak at UNC Asheville’s Kimmel Arena at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The talk is free and open to everyone. For more information, contact the UNCA Events & Conferences Office, (828) 251-6853 or events@unca.edu.


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