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CVCC Community Read: "Just Mercy" Conversations

CVCC Community Read: "Just Mercy" Conversations

February 20, 2018

In conjunction with CVCC’s community-wide read of Bryan Stevenson’s profound book, Just Mercy, which looks at the concept of mercy within the criminal justice system, we’re continuing with our series of films and community conversations. Light refreshments served. See what session will be at a branch near you:

After Innocence

Saturday, February 24 at 10 am
A powerful documentary that traces the lives of wrongfully convicted men finally freed from prison by DNA evidence. Follow them as they struggle to transition back into society.

Guardian ad Litem Panel Discussion

Monday, February 26 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Learn about the child victim advocacy program with guests Sydney Smith, district administrator; Karen Harrington, director of Catawba County DSS; and
Judge Gregory Hayes.

Why Eyewitnesses Get It Wrong

Tuesday, February 27 from 6-7 pm
A viewing of a TED Talk from a forensic psychologist who studies memory related to crime, followed by a discussion. Light refreshments provided.

Eyewitness Identification: The System with Joe Berlinger

Saturday, February 24th at 2pm
This episode explores how the justice system is grappling with emerging insights into eyewitness science and questioning its reliability in convictions.