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Justice and Race
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Bryan Stevenson, Brent Staples (moderator)
Tue, February 9th, 2016 | 6:30 pm
(Members $20)

Note: This event is sold out



Bryan Stevenson, one of the nation's foremost lawyers, has dedicated his career to defending the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of the criminal justice system. In an intimate conversation, Stevenson charts his remarkable journey to combat injustice and racial discrimination and explores how compassion can transform our courts.

Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and the author of award-winning bestseller, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Brent Staples (moderator) writes on a wide range of topics—including politics, culture, race, education, and prison policy—for The New York Times editorial board.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


This program has reached capacity. There will be a standby line the evening of the program. One hour before the program begins, we will begin handing out standby numbers with members receiving priority. Shortly before the program begins, we would begin selling tickets if we are able to do so. Standby does not guarantee admission.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. No exchanges are permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

Creative: Tronvig Group