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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

Presenting Local Folk Artist

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COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 2 p.m. Marjorie Landers and Her Folk Art. Learn how Marjorie Landers began her career in folk art, see examples of her work, enjoy refreshments after presentation. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

BOOK CLUB – 6 p.m. Social Justice Book Club discusses “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption’ by Bryan Stevenson, who also presented this years Mills Distinguished Lecture at SUNY Oneonta. The Green Toad Book Store, 198 Main St., Oneonta. 607-433-8898 or visit hwww.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

Mills Distinguished Lecture Hosts Author Bryan Stevenson

Include ‘Poor, Excluded,’

Mills’ Lecturer Exhorts

Bryan Stevenson, above, author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” presents this year’s Mills Distinguished Lecture at the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Field House this evening. Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson spoke on ways the audience might go about changing the world. “Our capacity to change our world is waiting for us with the poor and excluded.” he said. “We cannot get to where we want to go if we are unwilling to change our narrative.” He went to highlight the importance of telling the truth and staying hopeful and to be willing to talk about things that are uncomfortable and inconvenient. At right: David Brenner,  a College Council member, and Sid and Deb Parisian sit enraptured. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Lecture By Author ‘Just Mercy:

A Story Of Justice & Redemption’

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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Presenting this years Mills Distinguished Lecture, Bryan Stevenson is author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” describing the early years of Stevenson’s legal practice after founding Equal Justice Initiative to represent the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children and the injustice he and his clients encountered in our Justice system. Free, open to public. Alumni Field House, Dewar Arena, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2644191

PUBLIC SPEAKING – 5:30 p.m. Practice public speaking with the toastmasters. All welcome. The White House Building, The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1466 or e-mail b.fischer@fenimoreart.org.

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