Join Alabama Appleseed in honoring Equal Justice Initiative Founder Bryan Stevenson 

September 5, 2019 at 11:45 a.m.

The Harbert Center, Downtown Birmingham

Alabama Appleseed is proud to honor human rights attorney Bryan Stevenson with our 2019 Brewer-Torbert Public Service Award, given annually to an individual in Alabama who has demonstrated substantial commitment to public service and improving the lives of Alabamians.  

Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative (EJI).  Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. He and his staff have won reversals, relief, or release for hundreds of wrongly convicted or unfairly sentenced people. 

They have also created a museum and national landmark that chronicle America's legacy of slavery, lynchings, racial segregation and their connections to mass incarceration and contemporary racial bias. Just Mercy, Mr. Stevenson's book, is a national bestseller and subject of a forthcoming movie.  HBO recently released True Justice, a documentary about Mr. Stevenson's fight for equality. His work has changed Alabama, America, and the world.


Individual tickets and sponsorships available 

  • Join us September 5, 2019 at the Harbert Center in Downtown Birmingham.
  • Hear from Mr. Stevenson about the fight for racial justice in America.
  • Learn more about the important work at Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice to target drivers of poverty within the criminal justice system, advocate for policy changes, and achieve justice and equity for all Alabamians.  


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