EJI will celebrate 30 years of work challenging inequality and injustice at a special annual dinner in New York on September 19, 2019.
EJI has grown from a small office with a few staff to a human rights organization doing legal work across the country. In 2018, we opened an award-winning museum and memorial to confront the nation’s history of racial injustice and we have great hopes to expand our work moving forward.
In September, we will celebrate 30 years of work on behalf of the poor, the accused, the condemned, children prosecuted as adults, people of color treated unfairly, people with disabilities, the incarcerated, and people seeking justice.
Our 30th Anniversary Annual Dinner will feature musical performances, multimedia presentations about our work, the celebration of our clients and extraordinary honorees, and remarks by Bryan Stevenson and other EJI staff.
We will present our Champions of Justice award to poet, playwright, and author Elizabeth Alexander, who was recently named the head of the Mellon Foundation, and legendary lawyer and educator Steve Bright, who is the former director of the Southern Center for Human Rights and current Yale law professor and activist.
Special musical guests will include the incomparable Brandie Sutton and the electrifying Jon Batiste.
We’re also excited to share a look at Just Mercy, a Warner Brothers feature film based on Bryan Stevenson’s award-winning book and starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson, and the documentary True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality, which is streaming now on HBO.com.