"We Need to Talk About an Injustice"—#Roots2Liberation
During our 20th anniversary event, From Revolutionary Roots to Liberated Futures, there will be a panel conversation moderated by W. Kamau Bell featuring Patrisse Cullors, Eva Paterson, and Bryan Stevenson.
Bryan Stevenson is the Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.
We are honored to have Bryan serve as a panelist during our 20th anniversary celebration, as his philosophy around reckoning with past injustices and redemption has been an inspiration for our vision for Truth and Reinvestment.
Part of Bryan's vision for how our country can reckon with its history and acknowledge its painful and darkest moments is through placing memorial markers at the sites of lynchings. Read the Equal Justice Initiative's report, Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, which documents lynching in 12 Southern states during the period between Reconstruction and World War II.
And watch Bryan's TED Talk from March 2012, during which he reflects on the injustices of the criminal justice system, and the importance of examining difficult truths and moments in our history:
Attend the Ella Baker Center's 20th anniversary event, From Revolutionary Roots to Liberated Futures, on September 8th in Oakland to hear Bryan in conversation with our other panelists. Buy your tickets today!