Bryan Stevenson is a visionary in the fight for social justice within our legal system, a leader of the movement against mass incarceration, and the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. His TED talk about the systemic racism and abuses of our criminal justice system has been named one of five “essential” talks by The New Yorker. Recently, he was the subject of a feature film based on his memoir, Just Mercy, which has spent over four years on The New York Times bestseller list. He’s received numerous awards including is the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Prize and the Martin Luther King Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize.
Stevenson will address the hard truths about a justice system that, as he puts it, “treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent.” Hearing his experiences, you’ll feel a sense of mission and spark of inspiration that’s sure to deepen your commitment to your work and to making a difference in the larger world.