14
March
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Black American West Museum
3091 California Street

Denver, CO 80205 United States
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This powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley. One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian, who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the criminal justice system—stacked against them.. Come and join in a spirited discussion regarding this powerful movie, the criminal justice system  and how it impacts the mental wellness of people of African descent.

 

 

 

Details

Date:
March 14
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Organizer:
Denver – Rocky Mountain Association of Black Psychology
Phone:
719.337.6409
Organizer Website:
www.abpsi.org