Rabbi Brous Honored at The Death Penalty Focus 29th Awards

February 11th, 2021

The Death Penalty Focus 29th Annual Awards Event honored Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative Brian Stevenson, IKAR Rabbi Sharon Brous, sociologist Michael Radelet, and the cast and crew of the Clemency film. Watch Congresswoman Bass introduce Rabbi Brous followed by Rabbi Brous’s speech here and watch the full awards ceremony here.
“What would it mean to build a society in which every person is seen in the image of the Divine. How would we shape our public policy? What would it mean for our criminal justice system; where people are often judged by whether they’re Black or White, rich or poor, and not solely on guilt or innocence. It’s so clear that such a belief of being seen in the eye of the Beholder would see the Death Penalty be abolished.” – Rabbi Sharon Brous