Helen Prejean To Speak At Chapel Forum April 23

April 19, 2001

Author Sister Helen Prejean will speak in Chapel at 10 and 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, in Waco Hall on the Baylor University campus.

Her involvement with underprivileged inner-city residents in the St. Thomas Housing Project in New Orleans in 1981 led to her prison ministry where she counseled death row inmates in the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Her book, Dead Man Walking, is an international bestseller that tells of her experiences as a nun counseling death row inmates and accompanying them to the electric chair. The Academy Award-winning movie based on her life's work was followed by an opera that premiered in San Francisco to outstanding reviews.

She also has befriended murder victims' families and helped found "Survive," a victims' advocacy group in New Orleans. Currently, she continues her prison ministry and is working on a book about women's struggle for equality in the Roman Catholic Church.

For more information contact Dr. Todd Lake, dean of chapel, at 710-3517.

Looking for more news from Baylor University?