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The Montana Innocence Project will host a virtual book club on October 29 from 3 – 4 p.m. over Zoom. The book selection is Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.”

“Just Mercy” tells the story of the founding of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1989. Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer who recently graduated Harvard Law School when he opened EJI and, with a small staff, took on the criminal legal system in the state with the highest death sentencing and execution rates. “Just Mercy” highlights the organizations work in the early days through their representation of Walter McMillian who was on death row for a murder he did not commit.

The book is available for purchase at the Missoula independent bookstore Shakespeare and Co. You can also purchase “Just Mercy” through the Equal Justice Initiative’s website at justmercy.eji.org. It was adapted into a film in 2019 staring Micheal B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, which you can access at www.justmercyfilm.com.

Zoom Meeting Link: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/98351061834?pwd=Wk1BRHF5bGhwTzB4Z1lNNFVQUjhDdz09

Zoom Meeting ID: 983 5106 1834

Zoom Meeting Password: 190602