Last Wednesday, February 20th, over 100 members of the LREI community attended the presentation by Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and author of Just Mercy.
This evening was co-sponsored by six downtown independent schools including LREI. What a terrific evening! His stories and comments and observations, his call to action, inspired the near-capacity crowd of students, families, and staff members from the six downtown independent schools that were represented. A rare experience!
Thank you to the adults and students who helped to organize and host this event.
I encourage you to watch his TED Talk, and/or to read, Just Mercy, which is now also available in a young adult version.
As we were charged by Mr. Stevenson, I am looking forward to hearing about all of the ways that we as a community are going to harness our hope in order to engage with and change the world.