Unfairness in the justice system, particularly racial inequity, is an issue for our time. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (One World, 2015) is the compelling, real-life story of the work of Bryan Stevenson, a modern-day Atticus Finch, and his quest to protect the rights of people on the margins of American society. This is a searing memoir of an idealistic young lawyer, a glimpse into the lives he has defended, and an argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice. Just Mercy is the 2020-21 choice for One Book One Northwestern, the all-campus read and year of university programs, including both this study group and an author keynote at the end of October which will explore themes of this book. There will be an option for members to discuss the 2019 feature film. No class on 11/26/20.