“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice.” So says Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama, and a professor of law at New York University School of Law. Through EJI, Stevenson has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. He spoke to a capacity crowd in Oberlin’s Finney Chapel as part of the college’s Convocation Series.
The annual series begins each fall and brings to campus some of the country’s most prominent thinkers who represent an array of viewpoints, disciplines, and professional fields. The free talks are open to the public.
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35 miles west of Cleveland
Nearest Airport: CLE
9% in-state, 84% out-of-state,
7% from abroad
and 40+ theater & dance
productions every year
Oberlin graduates go on to earn
than alumni of other undergraduate colleges
Steinway grand pianos,
1,500 instruments of highest quality
in grants awarded to
students each year