Bryan Stevenson Interview at New York Encounter

Fr. Dustin and 3 of our residents attended the NY Encounter this past weekend. Bryan Stevenson was one of the keynote speakers and our residents and Fr. Dustin had front row seats for his presentation.

Bryan formally recognized Joe Sullivan and the work we do at Joseph House.  At the end of his talk, he actually came down off the stage to give Joe Sullivan a hug!  It was a great moment for Joseph House and we wanted to share the entire video with you.

Without truth, there is no reconciliation

Bryan Stevenson

What is the New York Encounter?

The New York Encounter is an annual three-day public cultural event in the heart of New York City, offering opportunities for education, dialogue, and friendship. (source, YouTube video description)

What is this conversation about?

“The individual is more than the worst act he/she committed.” This is one of Mr. Stevenson’s most famous and challenging statements.

What journey brought him to this conclusion? Why would it be true and what implications would it have on the judicial system? What can facilitate a similar journey, especially for young people? What is the relationship between individual and structural or systemic changes in society? What comes first and why? These are some of the questions that will be addressed during the conversation. (source, YouTube video description)

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