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The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Engagement invite our alumni to read and discuss a book that is meaningful to the campus community. Book club members will participate in the campus common read and are invited to the author's on-campus lecture in the fall.

About the Book: 

For its 2018 Common Read, the college has chosen Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. As a young lawyer, Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice to represent the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children. Just Mercy describes the unfairness and inequality he and his clients encountered within our justice system.


  • All members are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the book.

Special Event: 

Stevenson will deliver the 2018 Mills Distinguished Lecture on Sept. 24, 2018 at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the Dewar Arena at the Alumni Field House.

The Mills Distinguished Lectureship is named to honor the memory of Professor Albert Mills and his wife, Helena. Their bequest to the College at Oneonta Foundation led to the establishment in 1988 of a fund to bring prominent speakers to our campus.