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When 24-year-old Harvard Law student Bryan Stevenson began his Georgia internship, he was sent to meet with an inmate on death row. Thus began a career in fighting to replace revenge and restitution with justice and mercy.

Mr. Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Montgomery, Ala., and is a professor at New York University School of Law.

He has challenged biases in the criminal justice system against minorities and the poor.

The North Branch Book group will discuss his book, “Just Mercy,” at 7 p.m. on Aug. 27, at the North Branch of the Evanston Public Library, 2026 Central St. This timely book addresses issues that could have been clipped from today’s headlines.

All are welcome. Copies of the book will be available at North Branch for those who will be attending the discussion. Those wishing an email reminder may register at epl.org to receive one.