2017 Reading Across Rhode Island Kick-Off
PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration for this event has closed. First-come first-served tickets will be available at the door of the event. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Readers are invited to join Reading Across Rhode Island Honorary Chairs Judges Judith Colenback Savage and Edward C. Clifton, both retired trial justices of the Rhode Island Superior Court and Distinguished Jurists in Residence at Roger Williams University School of Law as they lead a distinguished panel for an engaging introduction to the book's themes of proximity, understanding, and justice.
Tara Allen, Rhode Island Assistant Federal Public Defender
Noah Kilroy, Esq., Kilroy Delgado Law Group
Anthony Roberson, Detective, Providence Police Department
Erlin Rogel, Teacher, Gilbert Stuart Middle School
Jordan Seaberry, Director for Public Policy and Advocacy, Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence
Julia Steiny, Founder and Director, Youth Restoration Project
The kick-off event will give book group leaders an introduction to resources and materials provided through Reading Across Rhode Island to catalyze interesting discussions. Presentations will also be made by students from Youth in Action, a youth leadership after school organization based in the south side of Providence and by Maiyah Gamble-Rivers, Manager of Programs and Outreach at Brown University's Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice along with students from Hope High School about their experiences visiting the Equal Justice Initiative.
If you're a current student interested in attending for free please contact Kate Lentz at email@example.com.
About the Book:
An unforgettable true story about the redeeming potential of mercy. Bryan Stevenson was a gifted young attorney when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending the poor, the wrongly condemned, and those trapped in the furthest reaches of our criminal justice system.
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