Bryan Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy, is Auburn University’s 2016-17 Common Book.

August 26, 2016


Just Mercy is Bryan Stevenson’s true story of his experiences as an attorney seeking justice for those whose voices have been historically silenced; he speaks on behalf of and allows these men and women to tell their own stories – death row inmates, children sentenced as adults, minorities accused of crimes due to racial discrimination, former inmates who have difficulty overcoming barriers when returned to society, and for the families of these prisoners who desire true justice and hope for mercy.
 
Following Mr. Stevenson’s keynote speech and Q&A, the evening will conclude with a book signing. The event is free and open to the community, so please join us for this wonderful opportunity! There are no tickets or reservations for this event – to assure adequate seating, please plan to arrive early.
 
Would you like to ask Mr. Stevenson a question about his book or life experiences? Tweet @AUCommonBook with the tag #AUAsksBryan. Handwritten questions will also be gathered at the event.
 
Additional event details can be found on our social media pages and homepage (see links below).
Interested in attending other Common Book events? We have interdisciplinary programs scheduled throughout the fall semester, including guest speakers and films, which continue the conversation about the themes in Just Mercy. Visit our webpages for event details and more information.