Presented by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation in partnership with The Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern University School of Law.
Join us for a Community Conversation with Bryan Stevenson, attorney, human rights activist, and author. A MacArthur fellow and Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson is one of the country's most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates, and a leader in the movement to fight mass incarceration in the United States.
In his memoir, Just Mercy, Stevenson recalls his experiences as a young lawyer advocating for justice and fighting against extreme punishments in an unbalanced criminal justice system. The stories he tells are heartbreaking, yet inspiring, and motivate audiences to take action and make changes in their own lives.
As part of Facing History's national series of Community Conversations, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation, this event is free and open to the public.
Student groups are encouraged to attend. Please contact Logan Quan (firstname.lastname@example.org) about bringing any group larger than 8 and we will confirm availability. Priority will be given to teachers in the Facing History and Ourselves network.
We would like to thank all our current Community Partners* for their help with this event:
Art on Sedgwick
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
Cabrini Green Legal Aid
Chicago Bar Association
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under the Law
Chicago Jobs Council
City Year Chicago
Free Spirit Media
Ignition Community Glass
Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
The John Marshall Law School
Lawndale Christian Legal Center
Loyola University Chicago Civitas ChildLaw Center
LINK Unlimited Scholars
Near North Unity Program
Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Restore Justice Illinois
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
UChicago Careers in Public and Social Service
University of Chicago Institute of Politics
Woods Fund Chicago
*: List updated as Partners confirmed