Recent sightings: Just Mercy

October 27, 2015

Attorney Bryan Stevenson, whose book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” is this year’s selection for Go Big Read, visited campus Oct. 26. The selection of Stevenson’s book about racial inequality and the need for justice system reform prompted record participation in UW–Madison’s common-reading program. More than 170 courses are using it this semester, in disciplines including business, education, English, history, law, nursing, political science and social work. 

Photos by Jeff Miller/University Communications

Photo: Bryan Stevenson

Stevenson speaks to more than 150 students gathered for a luncheon at the Gordon Dining and Event Center.

Photo: Students listening to Bryan Stevenson

Students from several First-Year Interest groups (FIGs), the Honors Program and University Housing attended the event.

Photo: Gabrielle Li

Gabrielle Li, an undergraduate in the Posse Program, smiles as Stevenson autographs copies of “Just Mercy.”

Tags: Go Big Read