Update from Sister Helen Prejean and the Dead Man Walking Play Project: Feburary 2014

February 11, 2014

DMW_play_photo_slideBy Rachael Hudak, Rachael Hudak, Project Manager for Sr. Helen Prejean and National Coordinator, Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project

Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, continues to work tirelessly against the death penalty, traveling from New Hampshire, to Colorado, to Louisville and back to her home state of Louisiana. On March 1, she’ll be speaking alongside His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum’s Faith and Peace Day. Sr. Helen and her staff look forward to engaging young people from around the country in reflection on capital punishment at this momentous public event.

The Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project, founded by Sr. Helen Prejean and Tim Robbins in 1994, is one way for young people to participate in critical discourse and reflection in their communities. Now based at DePaul University in Chicago, the Play Project just launched a brand new website. The new site features FAQs for educators and students, a wealth of educational resources, and multimedia clips. Check it out!

We hope that you’ll subscribe to Death Penalty Discourse, the Ministry Against the Death Penalty’s monthly newsletter to get up-to-date information about events with Sr. Helen, productions of the Dead Man Walking play, and news about the national movement to abolish the death penalty. Check out our newsletter archives to find more information about Sr. Helen’s archives at DePaul University, personal testimony from MADP staff, and press coverage of Sr. Helen’s national events.

This story was first featured in CMN’s February 2014 newsletter.