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Catholic nun, author, activist to speak at Gonzaga on death penalty

Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean, best-selling author and human rights activist, will speak about the death penalty at Gonzaga University on Oct. 11 in a program titled, “The Journey Toward Justice.” Her lecture follows a 7 p.m. performance of a one-act play “Dead Man Walking,” a reading adapted from the Oscar-nominated film by the same name, according to a Gonzaga press release.

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BRIEF: Spokane woman plans to walk to end death penalty

Beginning Sept. 3 Spokane resident Victoria Thorpe will lead an 18 and-a-half-day walk across the state to advocate for the abolition of the death penalty.

"Its purpose is to draw attention to the failure of the death penalty system; not only on the factual level, but as a tool designed to preserve our humanity it has only taken us further away," she said in a letter.

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