National Death Penalty Abolition Advocate to Visit Washburn University

Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, one of the nation’s leading voices against the death penalty, will visit Washburn University Thursday, March 3, 2011.

The Washburn University Theatre Department will conduct selected staged readings of “Dead Man Walking,” a play based on the book of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean. The reading is directed by Dr. Sharon Sullivan and is sponsored by the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty, the Center for Excellence in Advocacy at Washburn University School of Law and the Washburn University Campus Activities Board.

Following the reading, Sister Helen Prejean will conduct a discussion on the death penalty. The event is free and open to the public.

Sister Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic Church’s newly vigorous opposition to state executions.

For event information please contact the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty, 785-235-2237 or