2015 Summer Reading Program: Events

Just Mercy Related Programming

Event Carolina Summer Reading Discussion Session
Date Monday, August 17
Time 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location Various Locations; details will be posted in early August
Event Details
Join other incoming students to discuss and reflect on this year’s reading  selection, Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson. The Summer Reading Program is a strong tradition at UNC that encourages a sense of community between students, faculty, and staff.

 

Event Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference with Summer Reading
Date Monday, August 17
Time 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location Memorial Hall
Event Details
Join Bryan Stevenson, author of the 2015 Carolina Summer Reading selection, Just Mercy, as he talks about defending some of America’s most rejected and marginalized people. The stories he tells are heartbreaking, yet inspiring, and may motivate you to leave your heel print on the world.Tickets are available to students, faculty, and staff with a valid OneCard beginning at 10am on August 3rd. To reserve your ticket stop by the Memorial Hall Box Office or call them at 919-843-3333. Please note that advance tickets are limited to one per person. Beginning at 5pm on August 17th, tickets will be available to the public at the Memorial Hall Box Office.
 
Event Just Mercy Book Signing
Date Monday, August 17
Time 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location Anne Queen Lounge in the Campus Y
Event Details After Bryan’s presentation at Memorial Hall, he will move to the Anne Queen Lounge of the Campus Y where he will be signing books. Bull’s Head Bookstore will be present in case you would like to purchase a copy after the event.

 

Event Art at the Ackland
Date Tuesday, September 1
Time 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location Ackland Art Museum
Event Details
Experience the themes of Just Mercy through fine art at the Ackland Art Museum. Join us for a reception as we learn more about the pieces selected for the exhibit and how art can be a medium of expression. Every 15 minutes a different piece will be featured and discussed.*This exhibit can also be viewed at any point during regular Museum hours through September 27th.

 

Event Art at the Ackland
Date Tuesday, September 1
Time 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location Ackland Art Museum
Event Details
Experience the themes of Just Mercy through fine art at the Ackland Art Museum. Join us for a reception as we learn more about the pieces selected for the exhibit and how art can be a medium of expression. Every 15 minutes a different piece will be featured and discussed.*This exhibit can also be viewed at any point during regular Museum hours through September 27th.

 

Event Songs in the Key of Justice: Reshaping our criminal justice system through the power of creative expression
Date Monday, September 14
Time 6:30pm
Location FPG Student Union Auditorium
Event Details
Hear the experiences of those marginalized and affected by incarceration through the songs of acclaimed singer-songwriter and social justice activist John Flynn combined with stories, performances, and interactive art created by men sentenced to die in prison.

 

Event Just Mercy Pre-Law Panel
Date Thursday, October 29
Time 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location Hanes Hall
Event Details
The Just Mercy Pre-Law Panel will bring UNC Law School Alumni and current law students together on a panel to discuss law school and practice in the Triangle area. This panel will also address some of the themes in the Summer Reading selection, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. The program is targeted to first-years and any student considering pre-law or law school in their major or career path and will allow participants to get firsthand information about experiences they may encounter in the field of law. This program is sponsored by University Career Services and the First Year Experience in the Department of Housing and Residential Education.

 

Event Windows on Death Row Art Exhibition Keynote and Opening Reception
Date Tuesday, February 2
Time 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location FPG Student Union Great Hall
Event Details
View more than 70 pieces of art by people living on Death Row and by top editorial cartoonists in a one-of-a-kind exhibition in the Carolina Union February 2-March 21. To kick off the exhibit, join us for the opening reception on Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:30pm in the Great Hall of the Carolina Union. The opening reception will include remarks by painter Ndume Olatushani, a former Death Row inmate who spent 28 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder and Anne-Frédérique Widmann, project co-founder. Following the opening reception will be the chance to view the art and enjoy refreshments. This event is sponsored by The Carolina Summer Reading Program, Student Life and Leadership in the Carolina Union, the Carolina Union Activities Board, and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. For more information on the exhibit, visit www.windowsondeathrow.com.

 

Event Windows on Death Row Art Exhibit
Date February 2-March 21
Time Exhibit will be open at same times as FPG Student Union
Location FPG Student Union Art Gallery & Aquarium Lounge
Event Details View more than 70 pieces of art by people living on Death Row and by top editorial cartoonists in a one-of-a-kind exhibition in the Carolina Union February 2-March 21. For more information on the exhibit, visit www.windowsondeathrow.com. The exhibit is sponsored by the Carolina Union Activities Board, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights.
 Event  Race, Innocence & the End of the Death Penalty
 Date  Every Monday from February 1 – March 7 and April 4-18
 Time  5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 Location  Genome Sciences Building, Room G100
 Event Details
 The UNC Department of Political Science is pleased to host this distinguished speaker series in conjunction with POLI 203: Race, Innocence, and the End of the Death Penalty. The speakers will address one of the most important policy puzzles our state and nation face: Why is the death penalty fading away, and should it be abolished? The series is made available through the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professorship. For information on each week’s speaker, please click here.