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Just Mercy Selected For Annual Interdisciplinary Read

Catawba Valley Community College’s Interdisciplinary Read Committee has scheduled three public discussions this fall on its selected annual interdisciplinary read “Just Mercy, A Story of Justice and Redemption,” a nonfiction work by Bryan Stevenson.


Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson

Wednesday, October 18, guest speaker District Court Judge Clifton Smith will lead a discussion on capital punishment in North Carolina at noon in the East Wing Auditorium.

Wednesday, November 15, CVCC will host a presentation by Lindsey Guice Smith, executive director of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, at noon in the East Wing Auditorium.

Wednesday, December 6, a panel discussion featuring criminal justice college instructors, attorneys, a judge and a law enforcement officer will be held at noon in the East Wing Auditorium.

During the college’s year-long examination of “Just Mercy,” students from various core disciplines are challenged to consider themselves as part of a larger community and society. The annual book read also highlights diversity through critical thinking, study and research. There is no charge to attend any of the presentations, and the public is invited to attend.

Individuals with a disability needing accommodations should contact CVCC’s Counselor for Students with Disabilities at least 72 hours in advance to allow time to arrange the services at 828-327-7000, ext. 4222, or


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