Uniting for Change Luncheon
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Keynote Speaker: Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a human rights organization in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned.
Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults.
Mr. Stevenson has initiated major new anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts that challenge inequality in America. He led the creation of two highly acclaimed cultural sites which opened in 2018, The Legacy Museum and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The new national landmark institutions chronicle the legacy of slavery, lynching and racial segregation and the connection to mass incarceration and contemporary issues of racial bias.
Mr. Stevenson’s work has won him numerous awards including 35 honorary doctorates, the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Prize and the ABA Medal, the American Bar Association’s highest honor. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government and the author of the award winning New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy.
The 5th annual luncheon will be held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the agency. Proceeds raised from the luncheon will benefit all of United Ministries’ life changing programs that serve and empower those in our community who are striving to achieve self-sufficiency.
Previous Uniting for Change Luncheon Speakers
2015 – Robert Lupton, author of Toxic Charity
2017 – Dr. Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
2018 – Dr. Kathryn Edin, co-author of $2.00 A Day
2019 – Father Gregory Boyle, S.J., author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
For more information, please contact Jade Fountain at firstname.lastname@example.org or (864) 335-2615
Thank you to our sponsors!
Augusta Heights Baptist Church
Blake & Tim Brookshire
Clemson Area Pledge to End Racism (CAPER)
CRH Properties, LLC
First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg
Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Sumeer & Megha Lal Family Foundation at the Greenwood County Community Foundation
Miller, St. John & Steele Group of Merrill Lynch
Carol & Edward O’Keefe
The Riley Institute
Shine the Light NonProfit Forums
SC Bar Young Lawyers Division
Village Engage/Susan Stall
Whelehan Law Firm, LLC
Batteries + Bulbs
Cindy & Joe Brothers
Community Remembrance Project of Greenville SC, Inc.
Nicki & Bob Dillon
Greenville Technical College
Anne & Tom Johnson
Dr. and Mrs. Terrell Leeke
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, PA
The Sammy Foundation
Triune Mercy Center
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Stephanie & Jonathan Wright
Laura Bauknight & Lynne Blackman
Lynne Shackelford & Bruce Brown
The Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection at Furman University
Homes of Hope
Keenan Suggs | Hub International
Mary Black Foundation
Nachman, Norwood, & Parrott
Public Education Partners
Sean & Meg Scoopmire
St. Matthew United Methodist Church
Fred & Judy Suggs and Sally Cleveland
United Way of Greenville County
Westminster Presbyterian JustFaith
2 Anonymous Donors
Greenville Business Magazine
Michelin North America
The Schmid Family
Bank of Travelers Rest
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
New Horizon Family Health Services
Self Help Credit Union
Craig Gaulden Davis
Mary Jane Gorman & Duncan McArthur
Metal Chem, Inc.