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Race to Justice Virtual EventAuthor of Dead Man Walking
Sister Helen Prejean
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"She is a beacon of authenticity and fidelity to the margins." – Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries
The nation's foremost leader in efforts to abolish the death penalty, Sister Helen Prejean ignited a national debate on capital punishment with her bestselling book Dead Man Walking and the Academy Award-winning movie, play and opera it inspired. Prejean has spent her life campaigning against the death penalty, counseling individual death row prisoners and working with murder victims' family members. Her newest book, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey, is a prequel to Dead Man Walking. Prejean will discuss her journey of faith and spirituality, doubt and belief and "catching on fire" to purpose and passion.
This presentation will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Professor Alison Brysk, Chair of the UCSB Department of Global Studies.
Event Sponsor: Mary Becker
Race to Justice Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Patty & John MacFarlane, Sara Miller McCune, Santa Barbara Foundation, Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation
UC Santa Barbara Campus Partners:
Department of Black Studies, Center for Black Studies Research, Division of Social Sciences, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences, Division of Student Affairs, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Graduate Division, Bren School for Environmental Science & Management, College of Creative Studies, College of Engineering, MultiCultural Center, Carsey-Wolf Center, UCSB Library | UCSB Reads, Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
Community Partners: Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli
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