Fayetteville Public Library hosts the annual Gathering of the Groups with featured speaker Bryan Stevenson on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 11:30 in the Walker Community Room. Bryan Stevenson is the author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption A moderated discussion will be led by KUAF’s News Director, Kyle Kellams. The Gathering of the Groups is open to members of Arkansas book groups. The program is free and a light lunch will be provided. Registration is required and will begin on October 10th.
Just Mercy is being read throughout Northwest Arkansas as part of the One Book, One Community Project. For further information on all events connected to this program go to http://onebook.uark.edu/.
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 consipiracy, political machinations, and legal brinksmanship-and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
Just Mercy was named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times among others, and winner of numerous awards, including: the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction, the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction, and Books for a Better Life. Bryan Stevenson has also received numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant.
Registration begins Monday, October 10, 2016 through FPL at 9:00am http://fplwebapps.faylib.org/events/event_registration/register.asp?event_id=433
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