January 25, 2017

Events on Justice Reform Precede Bryan Stevenson’s Bryan Series Talk Feb. 21


Several events on justice reform are planned at Guilford College and in the wider community to precede attorney and author Bryan Stevenson’s talk in the Bryan Series on Feb. 21. All events are free and open to the public.

Feb. 3: Panel discussion on wrongful convictions
Guilford’s Center for Continuing Education Student Government Association will present a discussion at Dana Auditorium on campus at 6 p.m., moderated by Professor Robert Norris of Appalachian State University, who has written a book on the history of the innocence movement. Panelists include an exoneree, the executive director of the N.C. Center on Actual Innocence and the supervising attorney for the Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility.

Feb. 4: Just Mercy book discussions
WFDD public radio will sponsor group discussions of Bryan’s bestselling book at 2 and 4 p.m. at Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St. More information: http://www.wfdd.org/bookclub

Feb. 7: Just Mercy book discussion
The Bryan Series will sponsor a discussion of Just Mercy led by UNCG faculty member and author Saundra Westervelt at 7 p.m. at Scuppernong Books.

Feb. 16: “The Death Penalty: A View from the Bench”
Former N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice James Exum will speak at 6 p.m. in the Carnegie Room of Hege Library on campus. He is a distinguished professor at Elon School of Law.

Feb. 19: “Higher Education in Prison Program: Fulfilling our Mission of Justice One Day at a Time”
Guilford Associate Academic Dean Barbara Lawrence will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.