HCC Library Book Club: Monday, February 27, 2017: Just mercy: a story of justice and redemption

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(All members of the community are welcome!)

This semester we are honoring Black History Month and joining the Hamptons + Holyoke Read on a wide-ranging community conversation about mass incarceration, youth in prison, prison reform, community policing, and more.

The next best thing to reading a good book is talking about it! And it is even better with lunch to compliment the book. If you agree, please join us. Our Spring book is: Just mercy: a story of justice and redemption.

About the Book: A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice-from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
  
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 Stevenson 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. 

When: Monday, February 27, 2017
Where:
DON 303
Time: 
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Refreshment:
Delicious Lunch TBA
Cost: Free!
Moderated by: Nicole Hendricks, Criminal Justice
Please RSVP to ensure we order enough food: jadams@hcc.edu

Books are available at the Circulation Desk with your HCC ID.


For further information and/or to RSVP, please contact: Jennifer Adams at jadams@hcc.edu.

 
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Holyoke, MA 01040 
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