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“True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality” (screening)

January 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In recognition of WSU’s 2020 celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and also in recognition of Bryan Stevenson’s authorship of WSU’s 2015 Common Reading book Just Mercy, we are pleased to be screening the 2019 HBO documentary True Justice. For more than three decades, Alabama public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, has advocated on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned, seeking to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. An intimate portrait of this remarkable man, True Justice follows his struggle to create greater fairness in the system and shows how racial injustice emerged, evolved and continues to threaten the country, challenging viewers to confront it. (104 minutes) Co-sponsored by the MLK Committee and Common Reading.  Verification of attendance available.


January 22, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


CUE 203


WSU Common Reading Program