American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference – Mon. March 23

“American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference”Stevenson
MondayMarch 23, 2015
7:00 PM
Evanston Township High School Auditorium
1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston
Parking available in Dodge Ave. lots on east side of campus, and in large lot adjacent to the school’s west side.
Evanston-Skokie D65 and the Family Action Network (FAN) present Bryan Stevenson, the Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Birmingham, AL, a nonprofit that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. EJI litigates on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct
Mr. Stevenson graduated from Harvard Law School and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, is a professor of law at New York University School of Law, and a recipient of numerous honors and awards, including a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.” His bestselling first book, Just Mercy, was released in late 2014.
2 Follow-Up Panels! No RSVPs required!
“Talking Injustice at Home”
Local perspectives in Illinois and Cook County, and highlighting the work being done in our local communities.
Featuring James P. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy’s Senior Attorney Tom Verdun, Norman Nathan from the City of Evanston’s Outreach Program, plus a member of the YWCA Racial Justice Program.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
7-8:00 PM
Levy Senior Center
300 Dodge Ave., Evanston

Friday March 27, 2015
12-1:00 PM (brown bag lunch)
Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston

Additional program sponsors: Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern University School of Law, the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project of the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School, the Education Law and Policy Institute at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, First Defense Legal Aid, the James P. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, North Park University Conflict Transformation Program, Northminster Presbyterian Church, The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, and the YWCA/Evanston-North Shore.

Free and open to the public.
CPDUs available.
Suitable for youth ages 12+.

INFO: www.familyactionnetwork.net

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