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Common Reading Experience American Injustice, Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference author bryan stevenson presents monday oct 24 6:30 p m holmes student center carl sandburg auditorium click this banner for more info on how to participate at niu rockford and naperville all are welcome attend free event learn about discuss the fight against poverty radical discrimination in criminal justice system sponsored by provosts office college of law first- second-year experience

Just Mercy author Bryan Stevenson is coming to NIU!

All are welcome to join us at this free event to learn about and discuss the fight against poverty and racial discrimination in the criminal justice system:

“American Injustice, Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference”

NIU Main Campus Presentation*

Monday, October 24, 2016
Holmes student Center, Carl Sandburg Auditorium
Presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Question and answer session to follow
Book signing at 7:35 p.m.

For more information on this Speaker please visit www.prhspeakers.com.

Also please feel free to participate in our Storybook Project before, during, and after the presentation. Storybook allows you to browse a children’s book fair to buy and donate books to inmates with children, who will read and record the book to send to their child.

Live streaming will also be provided at the following locations:

NIU Rockford Campus* 

  • Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
  • Attendees may also participate in the question and answer session

NIU Naperville Campus*

  • Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
  • Attendees may also participate in the question and answer session

If you cannot make it to any of these locations you may also watch the event from your own devices at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9obVcYSU-8s during the event time only.

*Note: Students may bring their NIU OneCard to receive Honors Engaged and College of Business Passport credit. All sessions are sponsored by the Provost’s Office, First- and Second-Year Experience, and the College of Law. If you need accommodations at any of these locations, please email fsye@niu.edu

Are you interested in helping us select the Common Reading book for 2017-2019?

Make a suggestion using our online form. You can also contact First- and Second-Year Experience at fsye@niu.edu for more ways to get involved.

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Previous Common Readings

Just Mercy book cover

Just Mercy


The Last Lecture book cover

The Last Lecture

2008 - 2009
2009 - 2010
2010 - 2011

This I Believe II book cover

This I Believe

2011 - 2012
2012 - 2013

Acts of Faith book cover

Acts of Faith

2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015