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 President; Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life; Prisons 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.
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 email@example.com.