Community Read Discussion: "Just Mercy"

Location: Online in Webex (learn how to use Webex)

In partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library, Cedric Dean, a criminal justice system reformer, will lead us in a discussion about race and the justice system. Our discussion will also include connections to the Community Read selection book "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson.

This event is open to all. Be sure to read "Just Mercy" before attending the discussion.


Contact Jaime Pollard-Smith at with questions about this event.

About Community Reads

Visit the Charlotte Mecklenburg library site to learn more about the Community Read initiative and how to participate.

About Cedric Lamonte Dean

Cedric Lamonte Dean is a formerly incarcerated American author, activist, and educator. He is perhaps best known for writing "How to Stop the Killing," "How to Save Our Children from Crime Drugs and Violence," and "How to Stop Your Children from Going to Prison."

Dean is founder of Safeguard Atone Validate Educate (SAVE), which is a national morality-centered movement dedicated to preventing lawlessness and building character in misguided minds, and Save a Child Month, an annual (New Year) initiative to make young people job-ready instead of jail-ready.

Thank you for Attending


This event is part of Central Piedmont's annual Sensoria festival.

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