Identity: what defines you?

If you need to choose a word to describe yourself, what word would that be? What acts from your life will define your identity? Do you believe every person is given a fair chance to create their own successful identity?

In this compelling presentation, civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson invites us to reflect on our identities through the lens of one of our most challenging and saddening realities: the mass incarceration of young people in the United States.

Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based group that has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent prisoners on death row, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults.

Video transcript is available HERE.