Plymouth Listens and Learns Together
We ask you to join us in learning about the work of Bryan Stevenson. He has committed his life to achieving racial justice through confronting our shared history of how racial injustice emerged, evolved and continues to threaten our country.
As Bryan Stevenson has said: “Why history? There’s a limit to the rule of law (e.g., Brown v. Board of Education) if the decision makers are shaped by narratives that are a creation of our distorted history. There are limits to what our courts and institutions will do if we are not grounded in an historical narrative that has to change.”
Learn about Bryan Stevenson and the work of the Equal Justice Initiative through any of these ways:
• Watch this 2019 HBO documentary (1 hour, 40 minutes)
• Listen to this 2018 Aspen Institute podcast (65 minutes)
• Listen to his 2012 Ted Talk (23 minutes)
• Read his book Just Mercy (2014)
• available in bookstores
• online at the Hennepin County Library
• or order online at Amazon;
• This book was also made into a 2019 Hollywood movie starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx.
After you’ve watched the documentary or listened to the podcast,
we invite you to join a Zoom conversation facilitated by
Seth Patterson and Shirley Rutherford.
These are offered at three different times and dates:
· Thursday May 21, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
· Wednesday May 27, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
· Friday May 29, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
You can register for these conversations through this link . Zoom conversations will be limited to 12 participants. More sessions will be added if there is additional interest.