Episode 45: Bryan Stevenson
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In this fourth installment of the OM3 Leadership Series, JJ and Tommy sit down with human rights activist and founder & Executive Director of the 'Equal Justice Initiative' Bryan Stevenson. In this fascinating and emotionally moving interview, Bryan explains what the EJI actually does, the journey he has taken that brought him to this point, the difficulties of dealing with the political and social rhetoric in today's society, what makes a true leader, and so much more. It's a can't miss interview that will surely open your eyes, your mind, and your heart.


  • Describes what the Equal Justice Initiative does
  • Why the EJI came about and how congress stopped funding for legal representation for death row inmates
  • What was the initial feedback and was it difficult getting money from donors for this project
  • What was his "ah-ha" moment that sent him on this mission
  • How white supremacy has reached another high point in these recent years
  • Have the attacks on the capital altered his mindset
  • 1 in 10 death row inmates are innocent. How do we get that number understood by the public
  • How surreal was it to see some of his life's work in a movie 
  • How much of his time now is talking to elected officials
  • The difficulty of not getting frustrated by the political rhetoric of today
  • Has there been a personal toll that his work has taken on him
  • How would he describe leadership and who are some of the best leaders he's seen

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