An Evening With Sister Helen Prejean
June 12, 2015
On February 4, as part of Black History Month, Lewis & Clark hosted a talk with Sister Helen Prejean, an instrumental advocate in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic Church’s newly vigorous opposition to state executions.
Her book, Dead Man Walking, became a movie; an opera; and a play for high schools and colleges. Prejean spoke to a packed crowd of 400 in Agnes Flanagan Chapel. The event was cosponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement.