Bryan Stevenson joins Khalil G. Muhammad, director of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, for a conversation on the relationship between U.S. racial history and contemporary social justice issues; the EJI’s Lynching Project; and the roles that cultural institutions can play by acknowledging, discussing, and commemorating historical events.
This conversation is the first in our Equity Series, public conversations that address the meaning of equity in contemporary culture and society, and the steps required for progress. The series is organized by The Museum of Modern Art and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1G5WdJT
In advance of the conversation, MoMA curator Leah Dickerman shares a few helpful references on Bryan Stevenson’s work and the Equal Justice Initiative:
1. Bryan Stevenson at TED 2012: ‘We need to talk about an injustice’ : http://bit.ly/1odxsyf
2. “Bryan Stevenson: America’s Mandela,” The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/01/bryan-stevenson-americas-mandela
3. New York Times Book Review of ‘Just Mercy,’ by Bryan Stevenson: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/books/review/just-mercy-by-bryan-stevenson.html?_r=0
4. EJI’s Lynching Project: http://www.eji.org/lynchinginamerica
5. “Slavery to Mass Incarceration,” an animated short film by artist Molly Crabapple: http://www.eji.org/slaveryevolved