SOLD OUT Talk: Bryan Stevenson
June 22, 2018 at 5pm
How do museums, and the objects they hold, tell stories of people and their histories? And what can these histories teach us about ourselves and society today? Bryan Stevenson, a Harvard University–trained public defense lawyer, director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and author of Just Mercy, believes that museums play a powerful role in society, as it is only through understanding our country’s history that we may heal from the trauma it has created. To address this, he recently opened The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, to share with visitors how the history of racial injustice against African Americans still impacts our country in the present day and how addressing this history brings with it the possibilities of redemption and healing.
SOLD OUT. Free overflow seating is available in the Pillsbury Auditorium on a first-come, first-served basis.
This talk is sponsored by the Mark and Mary Goff Fiterman Lecture Fund