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WVU Law to Host Reading and Discussion of "Just Mercy"

WVU Law Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA—The West Virginia University College of Law is hosting “Voices Behind the Bars,” a dramatic reading of four stories from Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” on October 10 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Room 154.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

The program is part of WVU’s 2016-17 Campus Read of “Just Mercy,” in which Stevenson explores the moral implications of the American justice system.

The readers for “Voices Behind the Bars” will be graduate fellows Imani Berry, Oluremi Famodu, Quinn Jones and Phillip Zapkin with honors student Emma Harrison and first-year law student Stephen Scott.

Following each reading, there will be a discussion of race and wrongful incarceration, mental illness, gender and incarcerated minors. The conversation will be led by WVU law professors Valena Beety, Atiba Ellis and Kirsha Trychta, and attorney Aaron Moss, a 2015 WVU Law graduate who is working on prison reform.

“Voices Behind the Bars” is sponsored by the WVU Office of Graduate Education and Life, Honors College and College of Law.


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