Social Justice Book Club

Social Justice Book Club

Join the conversation! This month, the Social Justice Book Club will be discussing ‘Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption’ by Bryan Stevenson. All are welcome.
Pick up a discounted copy at the Green Toad Bookstore.

This is a special book pick, because it is also SUNY Oneonta’s Common Read this year. Author Bryan Stevenson will deliver the 2018 Mills Distinguished Lecture on September 24th at 7pm in the Dewar Arena at the Alumni Field House.
What an exceptional opportunity to see the author speak and later discuss his book with our community. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

Book Synopsis:
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.