Sister Helen Prejean Speaks at Xavier University
September 2009


On the evening of September 21, 2009, Xavier University presented the program Sister Helen Prejean: Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues. The program was sponsored by Xavier Peace and Justice Programs—Students for Life, Ohioans to Stop Executions (O.T.S.E.), and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The event was well-attended with a standing-room only crowd.

Christopher Bridges, assistant director of Peace and Justice Programs at Xavier University opened the evening by greeting the guests and introducing Sister Alice Gerdeman, S.C., director, Intercultural Peace and Justice Program, who spoke for the O.T.S.E.

Sister Gerdeman was followed by student Kelly Perkins, director, Students for Life at Xavier University who introduced Sister Helen Prejean.

Following Sister Helen's talk, Renee Berlon, southwest Ohio director of O.T.S.E., urged participants to get involved in their efforts to abolish the death penalty in Ohio.

Derrick Jamison, an exeronerated death-row inmate, was also in attendance.



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