“Dead Man Walking” … 20 years later; an evening with Sister Helen Prejean, csj

Sister Helen Prejean, csj

is a Roman Catholic nun, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph and a leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty.

In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana’s Angola State Prison. Through Dead Man Walking (book 1993; film 1995) the world came to learn about their journey together. In her presentation, Sr. Helen reflects on key moments in her ministry and counseling to death row prisoners.

Also included: Prof. Lionel Walsh will direct one scene from the play “Dead Man Walking”.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

The H. Clifford and Joan Hatch Studio Theatre, located in the Jackman Dramatic Art Centre at the U. of W.  The main entrance is on the West side of the building.

Public and free presentation but seating is limited.   Please register by e-mail cbertrand@assumptionu.ca or by tel. 519-973-7033 press ‘0’.