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Sister Helen Prejean's appearance at Wake Forest rescheduled for April 4


February 20, 2007

Sister Helen Prejean’s recently canceled appearance at Wake Forest University has been rescheduled for April 4.

Prejean, a death penalty opponent whose book inspired the film “Dead Man Walking,” will speak at 7 p.m. in Wait Chapel.  The event is free and open to the public.

Originally, she had been scheduled to speak Feb. 15, but that program was cancelled due to unexpected airline travel delays that Prejean experienced in trying to come to Wake Forest. 

Prejean is author of “Dead Man Walking:  An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States” and “The Death of Innocents:  An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions.”

Prejean’s appearance is part of the university’s “For Whose Humanity?” film and speaker series sponsored by Wake Forest’s Pro Humanitate Center, which is funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment.

Press Contacts:

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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