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Georgetown University Hosts Sister Helen Prejean for Major Public Dialogue + Book Signing


Courtney Thompson

(202) 687-4328


WHAT: Known for her tireless work against the death penalty, Sister Helen Prejean C.S.J. has been instrumental in sparking the national conversation on capital punishment. In light of recent proposals to reinstate the federal death penalty, Georgetown University will host a timely conversation with Sister Helen on her new spiritual biography, “River of Fire.” As part of the Faith and Culture series, this event is hosted in conjunction with the Office of the PresidentBerkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World AffairsInitiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public LifePrisons and Justice Initiative; and the Pontifical Council for Culture


Paul Elie, author and Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs

In conversation with 

Sister Helen Prejean C.S.J., leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty and author of “Dead Man Walking” and “River of Fire”

Followed by a Q&A discussion.

WHEN:  Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 


Georgetown University 

Gaston Hall, Healy Hall, Third Floor 

3700 O Street Northwest

Washington, DC, 20057

Reception and Book Signing to follow in Healy Hall, Second Floor Hallway. 

RSVP: Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Courtney Thompson in the Georgetown University Office of Strategic Communications at (202)-687-4328 or at courtney.thompson@georgetown.edu.