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Sister Helen Prejean to Give Lecture at Creighton

Sister Helen Prejean to Give Lecture at Creighton

Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking” and an outspoken critic of the death penalty, will present “Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues,” at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, in Creighton University's Mike and Josie Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium, 602 N. 20th St.

A book signing will follow the lecture, which is free to the public. Her books will be available for purchase.

Since the 1993 publication of her memoir "Dead Man Walking" and the Oscar winning film it inspired, Prejean has become a powerful presence in the fight against the death penalty in the United States. She continues her crusade against capital punishment with her second book "The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions." The book provides a glimpse into her vocational journey as she tells the story of two men whom she accompanied to their execution though she provided substantial evidence of their innocence.

The lecture is sponsored by the Creighton Cortina Community, a collaborative program, which is a communal, living-learning experience, rooted in the Ignatian tradition of the service of faith and the promotion of justice.

Other sponsors include Creighton University Committee on Lectures, Films and Concerts, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Justice and Peace Studies Program, Center for Service and Justice, the School of Law and the Nebraska Innocence Project.