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Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues

Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, will deliver the 35th annual Nash Memorial Lecture entitled Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues.

Sister Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue in the United States on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic Church's newly vigorous opposition to state executions. She travels around the world giving talks about her ministry. She considers herself a southern storyteller.

Since 1984, Sister Helen has divided her time between educating citizens about the death penalty and counseling individual death row prisoners. Her first book, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, documents her experience as a spiritual advisor to death row inmate Patrick Sonnier at Angola.

Sister Prejean has accompanied six men to their deaths. In doing so, she began to suspect that some of those executed were not guilty. This realization inspired her second book, The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, which was released by Random House in December of 2004.

Book sales and signing will follow the lecture.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015
7:30 p.m.

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Education Auditorium
Education Building
Main Campus

Joanne Kozlowski