Events & Discussions
CAMPUS READING PROGRAM EVENTS
AN HOUR with BRYAN STEVENSON
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
Hammer Theatre Center
101 Paseo de San Antonio
Acclaimed author Bryan Stevenson discusses his book Just Mercy, a powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice.
This event is sponsored by the SJSU Campus Reading Program, which has chosen Just Mercy as its book of focus for the 2016-2017 academic year. Co-sponsors include the NAACP, the Center for Literary Arts, Campus Life, the Office
of Diversity, the Office of the Provost, and Silicon Valley Reads.
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DEFAMATION - LIVE COURTROOM DRAMA!
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Student Union Theatre
We are proud to be co-sponsoring this event with our friends at MOSAIC and Justice Studies. Attend an interactive theatrical drama that explores race and class inequities and injustices in the American judicial system. DEFAMATION will be performed at the Student Union Theater. (Then, two days later, come hear Bryan Stevenson address these topics in person at the Hammer Theatre!)
A TALK with SHAKA SENGHOR, AUTHOR of "WRITING MY WRONGS"
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 225
In collaboration with our partner Silicon Valley Reads, we invite you to a talk by
an author on a related subject-one man's struggle while caught up in America's mass
incarceration epidemic. Shaka Senghor, author of "Writing My Wrongs", will appear
at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on Thursday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m. in MLK
"A REACTION to BRYAN STEVENSON'S JUST MERCY"
Tuesday, April 18, 2017at 4 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Room 225
Khalid White from the African American Studies Department will give a presentation,
"A Reaction to Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy.
|September 29 Thursday Clark Hall 100-H 12:00-1:00 p.m.|
"Conversation Cafe-Just Mercy" A conversation opportunity about current events, social issues, and our greater community, and how the book Just Mercy relates. (This particular event is specially designated for EOP students only.)
|October 6 Thursday Student Union Theater 6:30-8:00 p.m.|
"Reflections on Just Mercy and Life After Jail" Prof. Peggy Stevenson, Director of the Record Clearance Project,
and a panel of clients the project has helped will react to the message and experiences
documented in Stevenson's book and share their own, including an understanding of
what SJSU's Record Clearance Project does for our larger community.
|October 18 Tuesday MLK Library 255 4:30-6:00 p.m.|
"The Death Penalty in California: The Coming Election" In conjunction with topics and ideas expressed in Bryan Stevenson's book, Just Mercy, Prof. Edith Kinney from Justice Studies will review the status and struggle over the death penalty in California, in light of Proposition 62 on the November ballot, a call to repeal it.
|November 16 Wednesday MLK Library 255 4:30-6:00 p.m.|
"Crime and Incarceration" Professor Garrick Percival from Political Science, author of Smart on Crime: The Struggle to Build a Better American Penal System (2015), will help us better understand shifts in approaches to mass incarceration now occurring in California and the nation as a whole.
GROUP DISCUSSIONS at CLARK 100H
Dates and Times :
These are opportunities for anyone to come and spend an hour discussing the book Just Mercy with some other members of the San Jose State community. All are welcome! Share what you found moving or significant, hear how others are responding to the message of this book. There are multiple opportunities throughout the semester; choose a time most convenient for you.
|09/06 TUE||12 pm - 1 pm|
|09/13 TUE||12 pm - 1 pm|
|09/22 THU||3 pm - 4 pm|
|09/29 THU||1 pm - 2 pm|
|10/05 WED||3 pm - 4 pm|
|10/19 WED||12 pm - 1 pm|
|10/24 MON||11 am - 12 pm|
|11/03 THU||12 pm - 1 pm|
|11/10 THU||12 pm - 1 pm|
|11/16 WED||1 pm - 2 pm|
|11/22 TUE||12 pm - 1 pm|
|11/29 TUE||2 pm - 3 pm|
Check this space for additional Fall events and activities to be added to the CRP schedule.
....AND COMING TO SJSU'S CAMPUS IN FEBRUARY 2017: A VISIT FROM THE BOOK'S AUTHOR HIMSELF, BRYAN STEVENSON!