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Sister Helen Prejean to Speak at Lincoln Center Campus

Contact: Michael Larkin
(212) 636-7175
mlarkin@fordham.edu


NEW YORK—Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking and an outspoken critic of capital punishment, will discuss the human consequences of the death penalty at a special presentation on Saturday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the McNally Amphitheatre on the Lincoln Center campus. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

In conjunction with Sister Prejean’s visit, the Fordham University Theatre Department will present several performances of Tim Robbins’ play Dead Man Walking
in Pope Auditorium at 113 W. 60th Street. Show times are 8 p.m., Thursday, April 21 through Saturday, April 23 and Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30. Additional show times are Friday, April 22, at noon and Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Tickets for the production are $12 per person; $8 for faculty, alumni and staff; and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be reserved at (212) 636-6340.

The event is being sponsored by the Fordham Office of Mission and Ministries, the School of Law’s Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work, and the Theatre Department.
Tickets for Sister Helen Prejean’s discussion are different from the stage production tickets and must be obtained separately by sending your mailing address to the Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work, Fordham Law School, 140 W. 62nd St. New York, NY 10023, or by emailing lawreligion@law.fordham.edu. Donations will also be accepted for the Moratorium Campaign, an organized effort to obtain an immediate moratorium on the death penalty.


DATE:     SATURDAY, APRIL 23
TIME:      5:30 P.M.
PLACE:   MCNALLY AMPHITHEATRE, FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL
               140 WEST 62ND STREET
                NEW YORK, NY

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.


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