A Call to Justice, Action, and Mercy
Presented by The Bibliophiles, Inc. and MAM
Join MAM’s African American Cultural Committee and The Bibliophiles, Inc.– the oldest, continuously operating, incorporated, Black book club in America – for a public book group discussion of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.
The bestselling book, which has been adapted into a feature film, has been described as “an unforgettable true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to end mass incarceration in America.”
Stevenson is a public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. He's the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a museum and memorial. The Legacy Museum bears witness from enslavement to mass incarceration; while The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the nation’s first dedicated to people terrorized by lynching.
The Bibliophiles heard the power and conviction of Mr. Stevenson’s voice and included Just Mercy as part of its 2017 reading list.
We are very excited to share this work with the audience.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is available through a partnership with Source of Knowledge Book Store. You can buy in-person or online. It is also available locally at Watchung Booksellers or at your local library.