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Sister Helen Prejean Visits Keene State College Oct. 11

KEENE, N.H., 10/4/07 - Sister Helen Prejean, author and social activist, will present Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 11, in the Mabel Brown Room at Keene State College. Her lecture will explore her personal experiences on topics ranging from capital punishment to Hurricane Katrina and the environment.

Dead Man Walking was developed into a motion picture starring Susan Sarandon as Sister Helen and Sean Penn as a death row inmate (1996). It was on the New York Times best-seller list for 31 weeks and has been translated into 10 different languages. Her second book, The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, was published in December 2004.

Fifteen years after beginning her crusade, she has witnessed five executions in Louisiana and today educates the public about the death penalty by lecturing, organizing, and writing. As the founder of Survive, a victim’s advocacy group in New Orleans, she continues to counsel not only inmates on death row, but also the families of murder victims.

Her broadcast appearances include 60 Minutes, NBC’s Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, Larry King Live (radio), the Phil Donahue Show, National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition and Fresh Air, and PBS’s Frontline.

Sister Helen’s books will be on sale after her talk, and she will be happy to autograph them. For more information, call 603-358-2112.

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