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Just Mercy

This month’s equity resource comes from committee member Lori Gubrud, “I have read three books that all have provided insight as to why we are still so very far away from a world that views equity as a human right and not a political stance. The top two books cover the pervasive problems within the justice system. The fight people of color must put forth is incomparable. From being falsely accused to simply being granted the right to a fair trial with the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. The books also highlight that amazing people do exist and are there fighting the battles day after day. I do believe that together we can do better. The people on the Equity Task Force have proven to me that a lot of really great people are out there in our community and I have hope.”

All really powerful and informative books:

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Bryan Stevenson) -There is also a movie! 

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin)

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent (Isabel Wilkerson)