One Lawyer's Fight For Young Blacks And 'Just Mercy' -
When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson as he was sitting quietly in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row.
Bryan Stevenson is everywhere we turn! The Daily Show, Fresh Air….and LIVE from the NYPL too! Get your tickets now:http://www.showclix.com/event/STEVENSON
The Endangered Bookstores of New York - The New Yorker -
To be in a bookstore is to feel the presence of artistic lives, a devotion to word and image.
Marjane Satrapi at the New York Public Library, 10/17/14
Marjane Satrapi | Paul Holdengraber -
Hey New Yorkers! I know this is late notice, but Marjane Satrapi will be at the New York Public Library tomorrow night (10/17)!
See more about her upcoming appearances on her Facebook page. Just click here.
We need to talk about an injustice -
In an engaging and personal talk — with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks — human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America’s justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country’s black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America’s unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.
"We Need to Talk About an Injustice."
Bryan Stevenson and Sister Helen Prejean in conversation at the NYPL:http://www.showclix.com/event/3863106
#national #school #libraries day in the #UK. Celebrate your school library and librarians, they contain priceless treasures.
The opposite of poverty is not wealth. The opposite of poverty is justice. —
Bryan Stevenson on the justice system (via flourhoneyandmilk)
Join him and Sister Helen Prejean later this month: http://www.showclix.com/event/STEVENSON
(Source: ted.com, via flourhoneyandmilk)
I saw the suffering and I let myself feel it… I saw the injustice and was compelled to do something about it. I changed from being a nun who only prayed for the suffering world to a nun with my sleeves rolled up, living my prayer. —
Sister Helen Prejean, This I Believe II (via emotional-algebra)
She joins Bryan Stevenson at LIVE from the NYPL this month: http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/10/28/bryan-stevenson?nref=56896
For me, there’s a power in tracking the way that fictions are made, the way that lived experience becomes material for fiction. And for me that requires a first person who’s me and not me so that I can kind of make the process of the way lived experience gets transposed into fiction a part of the work. —
For those who missed the critically acclaimed Ben Lerner earlier this month, fret not! Check out this blog which captures some of the gems from his conversation.