Moderated discussion of the movie version of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, a memoir written by Bryan Stevenson founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson’s book has been adapted into a feature film starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, it is streaming on several platforms including Amazon Prime.
Betsy Wilson is the founder of the Sentencing Advocacy Group of Evanston, where she leads a multidisciplinary team of sentencing advocates and record specialists. SAGE conducts mitigation investigations in federal and state and capital, juvenile-life-sentence, and non-capital cases throughout the country. Betsy has been dedicated to capital defense and mitigation for her entire legal career and has conducted sentencing investigations in more than 80 cases, including more than 50 capital cases.
Mathilda de Dios is an educator, author, curriculum designer, and an advocate for wellness-centered child well bring and family reunification. Mathilda currently serves as a Program Officer for the Access to Justice Grants Program at the Westside Justice Center. Mathilda has a BA in Political Science from Colorado College, an M.Ed from the University of Illinois Chicago