Loyola University Maryland

Bryan Stevenson Lecture

American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference

Loyola University Maryland welcomes Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, on Monday, March 19, at 6 p.m. in Reitz Arena. In his lecture, "American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference", Stevenson will speak about America having the largest prison population in the world – and how the criminal justice system that puts the men, women, and children in these prisons is broken. Excessive punishment and abuse are widespread, and the collateral consequences are devastating lives and communities. An inspiring and unflinchingly honest speaker, Bryan Stevenson talks about defending some of America’s most rejected and marginalized people. The stories he tells are heartbreaking, yet inspiring, and motivate audiences to make a change.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees with a Loyola ID may pick up tickets at the Box Office, located on the first floor of the Andrew White Student Center, during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 11:00am-7:00pm).  Neighbors, Baltimore community members, and other guests may reserve up to two tickets through Eventbrite.

For more information, please call 410-617-2269 or email messina@loyola.edu. Persons with disabilities who may require special services should contact Disability Support Services at 410-617-2062 at least 48 hours prior to the event. Closed captioning provided.

This event is part of Loyola's Mission Week, Messina Common Text Program and Bunting Peace & Justice Speaker Series.  It is co-sponsored by Messina, Peace & Justice Studies, office of mission integration, the center for community service & justice, and campus ministry.