An Evening With Sister Helen Prejean

The Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights and the Bill of Rights Foundation


Sister Helen Prejean

March 15, 2007

Sister Helen’s book about her death-row experience, Dead Man Walking, became a bestseller and an Oscar-winning film in which she was portrayed by Susan Sarandon.  Now opera and play versions are being widely performed.  Copies of this book and her new one, The Death of Innocents, will be available for purchase and signing.   A brief biography of Sister Prejean


Main program: 7:30 P.M.
Admission $35.00.
Sister Helen’s talk: “Dead Man Walking: the Journey Continues.”
enter at 4550 N. Hermitage — the main entrance of the church (wheelchair accessible by a ramp) 
Special reception & buffet with Sister Helen: 5:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Admission $125 for one, $100 each for two or more (includes the main program)
enter at 1757 W. Wilson — the side entrance of the church (wheelchair accessible by a lift) 
Location: the historic landmark ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH, at the corner of Wilson and Hermitage


        DRIVING – from Lake Shore Drive take Wilson exit (4600 north) and continue west to Hermitage (1700 west) –


      Parking: free angle parking available along Ravenswood one block west of the church


      in the Advocate Hospital parking lots two blocks west of the church – lots on both sides of Wilson (but


      park in lot directly across from the church on Wilson)BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT –


      : Brown Line to Damen. Walk south to Wilson, then east to Hermitage.


      : 145 Michigan Ave bus. Stops on Wilson, a little west of Hermitage (last bus returns 8:15pm).


    : Take the UP North Line and get off at the Ravenswood stop. Walk south on Ravenswood to Wilson Ave., then east on Wilson to Hermitage.
Proceeds support CCDBR, the Bill of Rights Foundation, and Sister Helen’s Ministry Against the Death Penalty.
For more information and to make reservations:
(1) leave a phone message at the CCDBR office: 312.939-0675, or
(2) email us at   (you can cut and paste our registration form), or
(3) mail a check – payable to CCDBR or to BORF (to make it tax deductible) – with your contact information   (print our registration form)

      Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights
      1325 S. Wabash, Room 105
    Chicago, IL 60605

Endorsed by: Timuel Black, Jane Bohman, Locke Bowman, Thomas Breen, Rep. Danny Davis, Tony Fitzpatrick, Aviva Futorian, Bernard Harcourt, Jeffrey Howard, Rabbi Peter S. Knobel, Elizabeth Kooy, Petter Kuttner (IATSE Local 600), Barbara and John Lannan, Haki Madhubuti, Martin Marty, Lisel Mueller, Sara Paretsky, Father Arturo Perez, Mary Powers, Dick Simpson, Elizabeth Solomon, Thomas Sullivan, Studs Terkel, Scott Turow, Standish Willis; All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Black Radical Congress, Center on Wrongful Convictions, 8th Day Center for Justice, Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, The Lannan Foundation, the MacArthur Justice Center, Midwest Center for Justice, Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights, National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression