Events & Discussions

CAMPUS READING PROGRAM EVENTS  

SPRING 2017


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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Fall 2016

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.
For more information and free registration, visit: www.tinyurl.com/just-mercy-life-after-jail

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!