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Exhibit: Dead Man Walking: The OperaOpening Tuesday, April 22 | Runs through summer, Mondays-Fridays, 9:00-5:00pmDePaul University, Lincoln Park CampusDePaul Special Collections & ArchivesRichardson Library, Room 3142350 North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
Selections from Sr. Helen Prejeans archival collection tell the story of the reflection, collaboration, dedication, and creativity of the composers, playwrights, and performers involved in the operatic productions. While the opera was hailed as a brilliant production and deserves recognition in its own right, the productions brought much needed awareness to the anti-death penalty movement and provided opportunities for advocacy, dialogue, and education in the cities in which it was staged.
Law LuncheonWednesday, April 23, 11:30-1:00pmDePaul University, Loop CampusDePaul Center, 14th Floor1 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604
Dead Man Walking Opera Performance Sunday, April 27, 7:00-10:00pmVictory Gardens Theater2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614$15 Suggested Donation
Interview on WBEZ Morning Shift with Tony SarabiaTuesday, April 29, 8:50-10:00amWBEZ 91.5
Dead Man Walking Lecture & Performance by Looped TogetherTuesday, April 29, 6:00-9:00pmHarold Washington Library400 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Catholic Studies BreakfastWednesday, April 30, 8:30-10:00amDePaul University, Lincoln Park CampusStudent Center, Room 2202250 North Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
Dead Man Walking 20th Anniversary
I realize that I cannot standby silently as my government executes its citizens. If I do not speak out and resist, I am an accomplice. Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
Dead Man Walking celebrates its 20th anniversary with a website that features background information about the book and the history of the death penalty, plus fascinating snippets from people involved with the journey from printed word, to film, to music, to opera, to stage play.
In Deeds and Words: Sr. Helen Prejean's Ministry Against the Death Penaltyexamines the ministry of Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, well known for her work to abolish the death penalty in the United States, and especially for her book, Dead Man Walking.
The original letters, photographs, artifacts selected for this exhibit are from the Sr. Helen Prejean Papers and were on display in DePaul's Special Collections and Archives Department from May 2012 through January 2013. The archives collection has enormous depth, not only for the issue of the death penalty, but also in the development of Sr. Helen's activism, the process of writing and publishing a book, and the overlapping social justice issues which examination of the death penalty unmasks.
CBS Sunday Morning Link to Video
Segment featuring Tim Robbins & Sister Helen Prejean. Aired September 15, 2013.
CNN's Death Row StoriesSeries Website
Death Row Stories is a series of one-hour documentaries. Each episode attempts to unravel the truth behind a different capital murder case. Executive produced by Alex Gibney and Robert Redford and narrated by Susan Sarandon, these stories call into question various beliefs surrounding America's justice system and the death penalty.
Holder a Lonely Holdout as Death Row Enters Death ThroesOp-Ed by Susanne DumbletonArticle Link
"In seeking the death penalty for the accused Boston marathon bomber, Eric Holder violates his personal opposition, Boston public opinion and growing nationwide resistance to execution as criminal punishment."