Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is honored to partner with The Community Remembrance Project of Missouri and Black communities across the state who are working to memorialize victims of racial terror lynching and address the inherent link of slavery, racial terror, and lynching to modern mass incarceration & the death penalty.
We hope you can join online for a special evening with Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative on April 27th, at 6PM CST.
To register please visit: www.blackarchives.org
From the Community Remembrance Project of Missouri:
The Community Remembrance Project of Missouri along with the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey and the UMKC Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair Invite all to an online lecture with Bryan Stevenson Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Tuesday April 27th, 2021 at 6 PM CST.
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) is proud to present the annual Race, Place & Diversity Award to Bryan Stevenson, Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. The Race, Place & Diversity (RPD) Award was created to honor an individual and/or local organization whose actions demonstrate a commitment to advance diversity and equity. We will present our 2021 Award at the Partnership for Justice & Remembrance online lecture on April 27th.
Bryan Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer dedicated to providing help to the poor, incarcerated and condemned.
As founder and executive director of the Montgomery, Alabama, based human rights organization, the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson has argued and won multiple cases at the U.S. Supreme Court.
His organization has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults.
He and his staff have won reversals, relief and release from prison for more than 135 wrongly condemned prisoners on death row and relief for hundreds of others wrongly convicted or unfairly sentenced.
Stevenson also launched major new anti-poverty, anti-discrimination efforts challenging inequality in America through the creation of two acclaimed cultural sites: the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
Learn More about EJI by visiting www.eji.org.