In this riveting injustice keynote by human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson, we are taken on a journey through both his history with his grandmother and the enraging truth of America's justice system to understand the notion and power of identity.
Speaking with openness, candor and persuasiveness, Stevenson's injustice keynote tackles the criminal justice system, which has pushed the U.S. to have the highest rate of incarceration in the world. And of course as Stevenson highlights, this is a racial and wealth issue -- a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated (in jail, prison or parole) at some point in their lives.
Criticizing the system for being unfair and deeply flawed -- the system in place now treats you much better if you're rich and guilty then if you're poor and innocent -- Stevenson pushes us to get angry and change the status quo.
The Unfairness of Justice
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The Statistics of Fighting Crime
Humanizing Prison Systems
Restitution for Human Rights Victims
American Identity and Community
Reclaiming the Meaning of Peace