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  • RAC Reads Book Discussion: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

    Posted ‍‍י שבט ה תשעח - January 26, 2018 By in Lifelong Learning, Social Action With | Comments Off Bryan Stevenson

    FJC Reads!

    Selected books from the Reform Movement’s RAC Reads

    In Honor of MLK National Holiday we begin with Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy

    Tuesday, January 30 at Noon (members only)

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    Copies available in the FJC Righter Library and in public libraries and bookstores

    This year we will depart from the usual single reading selection and read several selections of books chosen by the Religious Action Center’s RAC Reads program. Honoring the Reform movement’s impulse to promote learning and discussion about matters of social justice through books, and honoring the celebration of the MLK National holiday in January, we begin with this powerful and eloquent study by Bryan Stevenson. In Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson draws on his years of experience as a lawyer and advocate for prisoners wrongly sentenced to death to craft a poweful narrative about the deep racial and socioeconomic disparities in the criminal justice system.

    Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. Find inspiration for this group read by viewing his popular TED talk entitled “We need to talk about an injustice” at the TED website:

    Tu B’Shevat begins on the evening of Tuesday, January 30. As part of our discussion of Bryan Stevenson’s book Just Mercy, we’ll enjoy a variety of fruits before we discuss this RAC Reads selection. Bring a brown bag lunch, if you like. We’ll provide the fruits, tea, and coffee.

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