Bryan Stevenson In Seattle

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Partners The Well, First African Methodist Episcopal Church, First United Methodist Church, Call of Compassion Northwest, the Church Council of Greater Seattle, and Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry present Bryan Stevenson, the author of Just Mercy, for a talk about justice, the school to prison pipeline, and how we as a community can act to change the way the poor, people of color, and children are disproportionately represented in our mails and prisons.

Bryan Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and a professor of law at New York University School of Law. He has won relief for dozens of prisoners, argued five times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. He has received numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant.

Bryan Stevenson's 2012 TED Talk has garnered over 2.6 million views. His book "Just Mercy" is a memoir rooted in the conviction that mercy can redeem our justice system and our society.

This event is being held at First United Methodist Church, 180 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $20 for students.

The talk is part of a growing collaborative effort to address race and inequity in our region. First AME, along with partner organizations, hosted a community dialogue following the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2015, and
committed to further the dialogue throughout Seattle. This event is part that effort, and it will be followed by another community conversation at First AME in April with neighborhood gatherings after that.
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By: Queen Anne United Methodist Church/The Well

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