Tickets are on sale now for the TVT Speaker Series featuring Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Stevenson was named to Fortune’s 2016 World’s Greatest Leaders list and recently featured on 60 minutes. Stevenson will be available to sign his book after the program. Don't miss this exciting event!
Wednesday, August 24
6:00 pm VIP Reception
7:00 pm Program followed by book signing
Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School, Lower School Campus Multi-Purpose Room
Parking at 5 Federation Way, Irvine, CA
Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who had dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Under his leadership, Equal Justice has won major legal challenges eliminating unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse and aiding children prosecuted as adults. His memoir, Just Mercy, tells the story of a young lawyer fighting on the front lines to defend a young man sentenced to die for a notorious crime he didn't commit. The case drew Stevenson into a tangle of conspiracy and political machination and transformed his understanding of justice and mercy forever. Stevenson’s work fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system has won him numerous awards. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government and has been awarded 22 honorary doctorate degrees. In 2015, he was named to the Time 100 recognizing the world’s most influential people. Recently, he was named in Fortune’s 2016 World’s Greatest Leaders list.
Stevenson won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence and an NAACP Image Award for Just Mercy, which New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof called "searing" and "moving." Just Mercy is the 2015 recipient of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for nonfiction. It has been named a New York Times Notable Book of 2014, TIME Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2014, Esquire Top 5 Most Important Books of 2014, Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction and an American Library Association Notable Book. A finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize and Kirkus Reviews Prize, Just Mercy is also one of the Boston Globe Best Books of the Year and the Seattle Times Best Books of the Year.
In partnership with TVT Parent Education Committee, TVT Speaker Series features leading experts that provide a rich educational opportunity promoting TVT values: Truth (Emmet), Kindness (Chessed), Respect (Kavod), Repair the World (Tikkun Olam), Justice (Tzedek), Community (Klal Yisrael)
Tarbut V'Torah (TVT) is a pluralistic day school noted for its academics, values and cohesiveness. Its mission is to challenge students to think critically and creatively to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, pluralistic environment; to prepare students to be leaders, active learners and responsible citizens; and to succeed at the finest colleges and universities. TVT also strives to inspire students to lead meaningful lives, based on Jewish values. www.tarbut.com
Sponsor: Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County, Jewish Community Foundation Orange County