The Truth and Reconciliation committee hosted its Readings and Conversations gathering on March 1 where we had a rich conversation about Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Many thanks to those who participated!
Our next event in this 3-part series is a movie night on March 12 to watch Just Mercy. We have already met the attendance limit. However, we encourage you to watch the movie when you can and then join us for our third event on March 23.
On Wednesday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m., Maria Florentina, a criminal defense attorney who works on post-conviction cases in Maryland, will give a presentation about criminal justice reform via Zoom. If you would like to attend this event, please contact Tracy Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Grisham writes of Stevenson, “… Bryan Stevenson … is very much alive and doing God’s work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story.” Isn’t this what we are called to do as Christians: fight for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope?
It’s never too late to read the book and watch the movie in your own time. When purchasing the book, consider supporting Black-owned businesses. Here is a link to Black-owned independent book sellers.
For more information, feel free to contact:
Tracy Boyd – email@example.com
Leslie Skyrms – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rixey Hoult – email@example.com