Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States,” will speak in Wichita on April 17.
Prejean began serving in prison ministry in 1981. She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for her book, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for 31 weeks. It was made into a movie starring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon in 1995.
She will talk about life, death and social justice at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Wichita State University Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. North. Her visit is hosted by Holy Savior Catholic Church and sponsored by the Respect Life & Social Justice office of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita.
Admission to the presentation is free.
Prejean’s second book, “The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions,” was published in 2004. She is presently at work on another book, “River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey.”