Prejean is the bestselling author of “Dead Man Walking,” which chronicled her work in death row ministry and was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film that put a spotlight on the issues and complexity around the death penalty.
She will be speaking as well as signing her new book, “River of Fire,” which explores her spiritual journey to her social justice work.
Run for Cover Bookstore’s owner Marianne Reiner, a former lawyer, says the event holds special meaning for her.
“Now in her 80s, Sister Helen is a compelling person who has intrigued even her skeptics for decades. California still has the death penalty and her unique perspective is a timely and important one for us to hear. As a fan of both her advocacy and her writing, I am honored she has accepted our invitation to come to speak with us in San Diego,” Reiner said.
Run for Cover is sponsoring the event in a partnership with the International Museum of Human Rights and the Tim Spann Memorial Fund, which honors the legacy of Reiner’s friend, a local activist and capital punishment abolitionist Tim Spann, who died a year ago.
The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 and is free to the public. Due to the anticipated interest in the event, it will be held at First Church of the Nazarene at the Point Loma Nazarene University campus, 3901 Lomaland Drive. Parking is free.
RSVPs are requested to guarantee seating: eventbrite.com/e/sister-helen-prejean-tickets-90893734607.
To preorder book copies for Prejean to sign, visit runforcoverbookstore.com or call Run for Cover at 619-228-9497.