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Just Mercy Community Conversations

Just Mercy Community Conversations

February 15, 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:

MAIN [NEWTON]
Tuesday, February 20 at 6 pm
We’ll view the TED Talk A Prosecutor’s Vision for a Better Justice System, followed by a lively discussion led by Wake Forest University’s Needham Yancey Gulley Professor of Criminal Law, Professor Ron Wright.

Thursday, February 22 at 6 pm
See the screening of In Pursuit of Justice: The Greg Taylor Story, the true story of a NC man who spent 17 years in prison following his wrongful conviction in a 1991 murder.

CLAREMONT
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.

CONOVER
After Innocence
Tuesday, February 20 at 6 pm
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.

MAIDEN
Prosecutorial Misconduct: The System with Joe Berlinger

Tuesday, February 20 from 6-7 pm
This episode addresses the 6th amendment and explores how issues in law enforcement and prosecution can impact justice outcomes.