HU Hosts Special Screening and Panel Discussion of HBO Documentary ‘True Justice’

Washington, D.C. (Tuesday, February 25, 2020) – Squire Patton Boggs is joining Howard University School of Law, WHUT, and 96.3 WHUR for a special documentary film screening and panel discussion of the HBO Documentary “True Justice:  Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality” Friday, February 28th at 7pm at the School of Law Dunbarton Chapel.

The abbreviated film screening and discussion is part of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), which works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality.  The documentary follows the life and career of public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson, who is the founder of EJI.  For more than three decades, Stevenson has advocated on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned.

Following the condensed film screening, a panel discussion will be moderated by Squire Patton Boggs law firm partner J.R. Clark.


Doors open at 6.30pm at the Howard University Law School’s Dunbarton Chapel located at 2900 Van Ness St. NW.  The event is free and open to the public.  To RSVP, please visit https://truejusticescreening.eventbrite.com.

According to HBO: 

Told primarily in his own words, True Justice shares Bryan Stevenson’s experience with a criminal justice system that, he asserts, “treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent.” The burden of facing this system is explored in candid interviews with associates, close family members and clients.

This feature documentary focuses on Stevenson’s life and career – particularly his indictment of the U.S. criminal justice system for its role in codifying modern systemic racism – and tracks the intertwined histories of slavery, lynching, segregation and mass incarceration. Highlighting watershed moments involving cases and clients, True Justice offers a rare glimpse into the human struggle that is required when the poor and people of color are wrongly condemned or unfairly sentenced, and explores the personal toll it has taken on Stevenson and his colleagues.

 

 

X