Date of Dialogue: 12-5-13
Description: This powerful dialogue looks at the ground level and national issues we face, as well as the incredible possibilities and actual work happening to transform our criminal justice system. Bryan speaks eloquently to the heart of things, shows us solid evidence, and takes us on a deep dive into the human spirit to boot.
Brief Bio: Bryan A. Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, and is a professor at New York University School of Law. He has gained national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color in the criminal justice system. Stevenson has assisted in securing relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, advocated for poor people and developed community-based reform litigation aimed at improving the administration of criminal justice.
Bryan’s full bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Stevenson
More about Equal Justice Initiative: www.eji.org
Bryan’s Viral TED Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice
Bryan on Moyers & Company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmcAcy4XHKw