Read Across Lawrence Finale with Stephen McAllister at Douglas County Courthouse
- Categories: Literary
- Event posted: March 25, 2011
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Thursday, April 28, 2011, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts, Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: 16+
Stephen McAllister, Solicitor General of Kansas and former Dean of the KU School of Law, will bring Read Across Lawrence to a close in the dramatic setting of the historic Douglas County Courthouse, at 1100 Mass St. McAllister will reflect on the life lessons we can all take away from our reading of "To Kill a Mockingbird," especially those gleaned from Atticus Finch, one of the most enduring and beloved father figures of American literary and popular culture. Atticus is an attorney, father, and citizen whose moral and ethical codes guide him to do the right thing in both the living room and the courtroom. From reading to his daughter Scout every night with her head tucked under his chin, to defending a black man in an unpopular and turbulent criminal trial, Atticus is an exemplar of humility, tolerance, decency, and civic duty. "To Kill a Mockingbird" is McAllister's favorite book, and he will share the many ways Atticus inspires him personally and professionally. Reception with light refreshments to follow.