Bryan Stevenson to deliver Rosenn Lecture today at Wilkes University


WILKES-BARRE — Bryan Stevenson, attorney, human rights activist and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, will deliver the Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, 239 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre.

The lecture is titled — “American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference.”

Stevenson will meet with university students for a question and answer session from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The session will occur in the Miller Room on the second floor of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St..

Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and one of the most acclaimed and respected lawyers in the nation. His memoir, “Just Mercy,” is the story of a young lawyer fighting on the front lines of a country in thrall to extreme punishments and careless justice. It is an inspiring story of unbreakable humanity in the most desperate circumstances, and a powerful indictment of our broken justice system and the twisted values that allow it to continue.

A book signing will immediately follow the lecture.