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One Book, One College (Book Read)
September 1, 2017 N/A -
THIS POSTING IS A MONTHLY NOTICE FOR A YEAR-LONG BOOK READ.
The 2017/2018 College Book is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, an attorney who founded the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). Just Mercy draws attention to the injustices of the American legal system—primarily, the inequities of race and poverty, and the harsh sentencing of children and the mentally ill.
While chronicling his work to free a wrongly accused man from death row, this book touches on themes of justice, humanity, mercy, hope, racial inequity, slavery, poverty, intellectual disability, mental illness, child abuse, domestic violence, the death penalty, and mass incarceration.
Just Mercy is both heartbreaking and inspiring—and well worth reading!
You can learn more about the book, the author, and the Equal Justice Initiative at the following website:
Campus activities will be held throughout the year.
Please join the conversation by reading the book, encouraging others to read it, and engaging in the campus activities.
If you have questions or comments, or are interested in participating in a campus activity (as a speaker/panelist or an event facilitator), please contact Samantha Krag at OneBook@fullcoll.edu