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Event: Rock Ethics Institute 2019 Lippin Lecture, March 20th

Event: Rock Ethics Institute 2019 Lippin Lecture, March 20th

Stevenson Flier

On March 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Auditorium, Bryan Stevenson will be presenting for the Rock Ethics Institute 2019 Richard B. Lippin Lecture.

Stevenson is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and author of the New York Times bestseller Just Mercy.

Under Stevenson's leadership, the EJI has won significant legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting the abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults. The EJI recently opened a national memorial to victims of lynching, as well as a companion museum on the site of a former slave warehouse in Montgomery, Alabama.

Stevenson's lecture will explore what justice demands, both inside and outside the courtroom, and the need to address the legacy of racial violence and oppression in the United States.

A book signing will follow the lecture. The event will be free and open to the public. Tickets will become available in the spring semester.