Marc and Connie Jacobson Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Speaker
Lawyer, Social Justice Activist, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative
Bryan Stevenson is a graduate of Harvard Law School and founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, which seeks to eliminate injustice and mass incarceration. Earlier this year, the Equal Justice Initiative opened the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, which documents slavery, lynching and discrimination in the United States.
Stevenson and his staff members have won relief or release for more than 125 prisoners on death row. Stevenson also is a law professor at New York University and author of "Just Mercy." Nobel Peace Prize recipient Desmond Tutu has called him America's young Nelson Mandela. Stevenson has received a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" and was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in 2015.
This event is Free and Open to the public.