Book-to-Action 2021: Film and Discussion with Eddie ZhangRemote Participation Add to Calendar
Book-to-Action, the Hayward-born community-read project intended to spur civic responses to new-found knowledge, is taking on the issue of racial inequity in criminal justice and beyond through the memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.
Join us for this free, two-part event:
Film @ 2 PM - Watch the film with us on Zoom at 2 pm or use your Hayward Public Library card to watch the film at your convenience on Kanopy.
Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Ben Wang's BREATHIN': THE EDDY ZHENG STORY paints an intimate portrait of Eddy -- the prisoner, the immigrant, the son, the activist -- on his journey to freedom, rehabilitation and redemption.
Speaker @ 3:30 PM - Eddy Zheng, community leader and social justice activist, will join us live on Zoom. Eddy Zheng is a nationally recognized leader in the policy battle for prison reform and youth violence prevention.