University of Minnesota

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost presents
2015 Guy Stanton Ford Lecture Series Speaker

Bryan Stevenson

Attorney, human rights activist, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and author of Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson

"Each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done."

Bryan Stevenson is one of the country's most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates. A MacArthur fellow and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson is a founding leader of the movement against mass incarceration in the U.S. His electrifying TED talk on the subject of injustice has been viewed over one million times.


American Injustice:

Mercy, Humanity and Making A Difference

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Carlson Family Stage at Northrop
at 2:00pm

Free admission, Open to the public

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  • Guy Stanton Ford, 1938-1941

    Guy Stanton Ford, professor of history, was president of the University of Minnesota from 1938 to 1941. With his earlier service as graduate school dean, he helped to transform the University of Minnesota into one of the nation's top research and graduate institutions.

    After his death in 1962, Ford's family, friends, and colleagues established an endowment fund for the Guy Stanton Ford Memorial Lecture. This lecture, now held once every two years, brings to the University of Minnesota distinguished scholars from many different areas of inquiry, reflecting Ford's own broad intellectual interests.

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