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The Big Read Keynote Address by Sister Helen Prejean

Event Start DateThursday, November 5, 2009
Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall
Event Start Time6:30 pm
CostCost: free
Message

Sister Helen Prejean is the author of Dead Man Walking and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. Sister Helen’s work has been the subject of many media stories and she has made many broadcast appearances. Susan Sarandon portrayed Sister Helen in the 1996 award-winning film Dead Man Walking. Sister Helen examines how flaws inextricably entwined in the death penalty system inevitably lead to innocent people being executed. She educates the public by writing and lecturing  and gives over a hundred talks each year about the death penalty. Sister Helen is not only knowledgeable, committed and inspiring, she’s also down to earth, funny and a thoroughly engaging speaker. The Black Storytellers of San Diego, Inc. and the Center for Educational Excellence are pleased to sponsor Sister Helen’s lecture as the keynote event for The Big Read.

A book signing and reception will follow the discussion. 

ContactCenter for Educational Excellence | cee@sandiego.edu. | (619) 260-7402