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Ian Manuel

Ian Manuel lives in New York City. He is a motivational speaker at schools and social organizations nationwide.

Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and a professor of law at New York University Law School. He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued five times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. He has received numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy, which was recently adapted as a major motion picture. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government.

Photo credit: Ian Manuel © Kara Baker; Bryan Stevenson © Rog and Bee Walker

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