Published: Sept. 17, 2019

Join Colorado Law for an evening with Sister Helen Prejean, a lifelong abolitionist, author, and nun who will speak about the death penalty in America, the impact on victims of violent crime, and what we can do to change the conversation about justice.

The event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Wittemyer Courtroom at the Wolf Law Building.

Sister Prejean is the author of "Dead Man Walking," which was made into a movie directed by Tim Robbins and starring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon. She has written extensively about the death penalty and the justice system. In her most recent book, "River of Fire," she tells the story of her life becoming a nun and her journey both politically and spiritually since that time.

Sister Prejean holds an honorary degree from CU Boulder and is in Colorado to accept an award from the ACLU.

The event is free, but donations will be collected for the Korey Wise Innocence Project at Colorado Law. A reception and book signing will follow the event.