On Sept. 10, Julie Legg will present for Lakes Area Unlimited Learning (LAUL). Concerns for differences in outcomes in our justice system are often determined by race, sex, gender, identity and income level rather than by fair law and reasonable  punishments. The presentation is built around a 2114 TED Talk by Bryan Stephenson, the founder of Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). The EJI is dedicated to defending the poor and wrongly condemned. She will also share statistics and studies  by the Innocence Project, a non-partisan organization that works to exonerate the wrongly convicted through DNA testing, to illustrate the pervasiveness of the absence of mercy, tainted evidence and overworked public defenders. Julie grew up on the Iron Range and after locating to the twin cities began to see stark differences between outcomes in our justice system, and has made it a personal mission to bring an awareness to the public of the need for reform.

The event occurs at Heartwood Senior Living, 500 Heartwood Rd., Crosby, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.  $5.00 for non-members.

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