A Conversation with Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ
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September 16, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Healy Hall Gaston Hall Map
Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, is known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty. She has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on capital punishment and in shaping the Catholic Church’s vigorous opposition to all executions. In this Faith and Culture Series conversation with Berkley Center Senior Fellow Paul Elie, she discussed her life, work against the death penalty, and new memoir River of Fire. Cheryllyn Branche, president of the the GU272 Descendants Association, also joined the conversation. Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia opened the evening, and John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, introduced Prejean.
A reception and book signing followed on the second floor hallway of Healy Hall.
This gathering was co-sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Culture and Georgetown University's Office of the President, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, and Prisons and Justice Initiative.
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Sister Prejean and Cheryllyn Branche sign books after the event.