“…the opposite of poverty is not wealth but justice.” –Bryan Stevenson
Stevenson’s quote can be viewed in this video.
Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) will speak at the 25th Annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture Series:
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be given on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the GSU Speaker’s Auditorium, 44 Courtland St. Atlanta, GA.
There will be a reception from 5:30-6:30, and a dessert reception will follow the lecture.
EJI “litigate(s )on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct. EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment.”
Of special interest to educators is Stevenson’s advocacy in the area of the school-to-prison pipeline.
A few resources by Stevenson available in the University Library:
Before the court in Miller v. Alabama. (2012). Supreme Court Debates, 15(7), 27.
Stevenson, B. (2010). Illegal racial discrimination in jury selection: A continuing legacy. Human Rights, 37(4), 5.
Stevenson, B. (2003). Keynote address: Race to execution symposium. Speech presented at DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL.
A few books and articles on relevant topics available in the University Library:
Bahena, S. (2012). Disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Education.
González, T. (2012). Keeping kids in schools: Restorative justice, punitive discipline, and the school to prison pipeline. Journal Of Law & Education, 41(2), 281-335
Houchins, D., & Shippen M. (Eds.). (2012) Special issue: Professional development along the school-to-prison pipeline. Teacher Education and Special Education, 35(4).
Langberg, J., & Fedders, B. (2013). How juvenile defenders can help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline: A primer on educational advocacy and incorporating clients’ education histories and records into delinquency representation. Journal of Law & Education, 42(4), 653-690
Winn, M. T. (2011). Girl time: Literacy, justice, and the school-to-prison pipeline. New York: Teachers College Press.