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Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative

 You Are Invited: To hear from Bryan Stevenson, the Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative

The Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence at Avila University is proud to sponsor the Community Remembrance Project of Missouri in partnership with the Kansas City Athenaeum, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Reaching Out from Within, and William Jewell College. We are also proud to be in partnership with the Black Archives of Mid-America, Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center, the Kansas City Museum, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, the Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Funeral Chapel, and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

The sponsors of the Community Remembrance Project with support from the UMKC Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair and Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey proudly present:

 “A Partnership for Justice and Remembrance” with Bryan Stevenson, Director of the Equal Justice Initiative 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 6 p.m. CST

Free and public online lecture and live Q&A session

Register Here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Bryan Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer dedicated to providing help to the poor, incarcerated and condemned. As founder and executive director of the Montgomery, Alabama, based human rights organization, the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson has argued and won multiple cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. His organization has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults.He and his staff have won reversals, relief and release from prison for more than 135 wrongly condemned prisoners on death row and relief for hundreds of others wrongly convicted or unfairly sentenced. Stevenson also launched major new anti-poverty, anti-discrimination efforts challenging inequality in America through the creation of two acclaimed cultural sites: the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
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