Lecture with Bryan Stevenson: A Partnership for Justice and Remembrance

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 6:00pm
Zoom Virtual Event

The Community Remembrance Project of Missouri, in partnership with the UMKC Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair, the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, and with support from Rockhurst University, present a FREE public virtual lecture, “A Partnership for Justice and Remembrance,” with Bryan Stevenson, Director of the Equal Justice Initiative. The talk will be followed by a live Q & A session. You must register here in advance to take part in this event. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email that will contain 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 as 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 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.