October 19, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Eastern Time
A Q&A Discussion on Just Mercy with Fernando Bermudez, a system-impacted individual
Join the ACS UNC Law Student Chapter as we partner with Represent Justice to host a Q&A surrounding the film Just Mercy and explore its underlying themes around creating a fair and just legal system. Just Mercy is a film based on the memoir of the powerful and thought-provoking lawyer, Bryan Stevenson and his historic battle for justice.
Mr. Fernando Bermudez, a system-impacted individual, will tell his 18-year survival story, address constitutional law, and discuss the collective work he's now doing with Represent Justice.
Mr. Bermudez was wrongfully convicted of murder for the shooting of Raymond Blount in 1991. He is the first Latin-American in the state of New York to be exonerated on "actual innocence" grounds. Mr. Bermudez now lives in North Carolina with his family and has obtained his B.A. in behavioral sciences. He is now an active participant in criminal justice reform, helping to abolish Connecticut's death penalty and lecturing on criminal justice matters across the world. He currently runs the AppleseedsforJustice Foundation and actively creates art. Learn more about him here.: iammost.com
Many of you may have already seen Just Mercy, but if you haven't, please stream it online through HBO and/or via other streaming services. You can find a way to watch the film here.
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