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Eastern PA Conference “Learning for Leaders” May 2022 Book Club:
The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
May 11, 18 and 25, 11:00 AM -12 noon, on ZOOM
Anthony Ray Hinton was exonerated and released from death row in Alabama in 2015, with the assistance of the Equal Justice Initiative. He had served 30 years for two capital murders he did not commit. The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice tells his story. Come learn about critical problems that plague our criminal justice system and how you can help make needed changes.
- Week 1: May 11
Mr. Anthony Ray Hinton will share his experience.
- Week 2, May 18
A representative from the Equal Justice Initiative will describe the difficulties they encounter with the criminal justice system as they pursue equal justice for all.
- Week 3, May 25
A panel discussion describing difficulties encountered with the criminal justice system in Pennsylvania.
- The Rev. Greg Holston
Senior Advisor on Policy and Advocacy for the Philadelphia DA office
- Ms. Nia Holston
Staff Attorney, Abolitionist Law Center
- Rev. Dr. Larry Pickens
Executive Director of the PA Council of Churches
This event is free of charge and all are welcome.
Sponsored by The EPAUMC Prison Ministry and Restorative Justice Team, the Commission on Religion and Race, The Urban Commission, and the Congregational Development Team, with additional funding from a Church and Society Peace With Justice Grant.
“Race, poverty, inadequate legal assistance, and prosecutorial indifference to innocence conspired to create a textbook example of injustice. I can’t think of a case that more urgently dramatizes the need for reform than what has happened to Anthony Ray Hinton.” – Bryan Stevenson