CSU, Chico News

Book in Common for Academic Year 2015-16 Announced

Date: 04-13-2015

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

Butte College and California State University, Chico, are pleased to announce the Book in Common selection for academic year 2015-16: “Just Mercy,”by Bryan Stevenson.

“Just Mercy”is a powerful and compelling account of Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization that provides legal aid to Death Row prisoners. While Stevenson’s work is centered in Alabama, the issues raised by “Just Mercy”are relevant to California and across the nation.

“Just Mercy”was the unanimous selection of the Book in Common Reading Group comprised of faculty and staff from Butte College and Chico State, as well as community representatives. This selection has been endorsed by the presidents of CSU, Chico and Butte College.

If you are interested in participating in events associated with “Just Mercy,”please contact William Loker, dean of Undergraduate Education at CSU, Chico, at wloker@csuchico.edu, or Suzanne Gripenstraw, faculty member and chair of the LEAD department, Butte College, at gripenstrawsu@butte.edu, for further information.