“We will ultimately not be judged by our technology, we won’t be judged by our design, we won’t be judged by our intellect and reason. Ultimately, you judge the character of a society…by how they treat the poor, the condemned, the incarcerated.”–Bryan Stevenson
This week, the trailer for the film Just Mercy hit the Internet. Adapted from the eponymous book by MacArthur Fellow Bryan Stevenson, it chronicles his journey advocating for poor clients in the South and his work as co-founder of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). Through EJI he has helped free people from wrongful or excessive punishment, and more recently has highlighted critical and important issues in America’s justice system through memorials. EJI’s Legacy Museum & National Museum for Peace and Justice visually showcases American history from enslavement to mass incarceration.
Check out the trailer:
And learn more about his MacArthur Fellowship on our website: