Harvard University

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values: Bryan Stevenson, Social Justice Action: How We Change the World

First Parish in Cambridge, 1446 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 4 – 7 p.m.

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values: Bryan Stevenson, Social Justice Action: How We Change the World

This event will consist of a 4 p.m. lecture and 5:45 p.m. panel discussion.

Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill and aiding children prosecuted as adults. Mr. Stevenson recently won an historic ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court banning mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and has been awarded 29 honorary doctorate degrees. He is the author of award winning and New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy.

Gazette Classification: Ethics, Humanities, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
Organization/Sponsor: The Mahindra Humanities Center and the Office of the President at Harvard
Speaker(s): Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, author of Just Mercy, Introductions by Drew G. Faust, President, Harvard University; and Homi K. Bhabha, Director, Mahindra Humanities Center. Panelists: Nancy Gertner, Senior Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School; U.S. District Judge (Retired); Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies and the Department of Philosophy, Harvard University; and Carol S. Steiker, Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.
Ticket Web Link: www.boxoffice.harvard.edu…
Ticket Info: Admission is free. Tickets required. Limit of 2 tickets per person. Tickets available by phone, online (for a fee), and in person at the Harvard Box Office – Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St., Cambridge beginning Wednesday, November 29. Tickets valid until 3:45PM.
Contact Info: humcentr@fas.harvard.edu, 617-495-0738
More info: mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu…

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