Video and Audio

Video clips

Sister Helen at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Minneapolis, 2014

Sr. Helen’s speech starts a little after 28 minutes into the video, after opening remarks by the Forum’s Executive Director, Maureen Reed, and an introduction by Nobel Peace Scholar, Alexandra Hjerpe. Following Sr. Helen’s speech, local NPR newsman, Tom Webber, moderates a Q&A session.

The other keynote speaker on this day was His Holiness the Dalai Lama. You can see his speech here.

Tim Robbins and Sister Helen: No Moral Outs

In April, 2013, Tim Robbins and Sister Helen Prejean visited DePaul University in Chicago to speak with students and faculty about Dead Man Walking. The university is home to Sister Helen’s archives.

In this snippet from a conversation recorded by the university’s College of Computing and Digital Media, Tim and Sister Helen talk about some of the creative and philosophical decisions that guided the writing of the film and the stage play based on the original book, Dead Man Walking.

A Life Against Death

A short documentary about Sister Helen Prejean by Michele Bagoyo.

Public Defenders Conference

Sister Helen addresses a gathering of public defenders in San Francisco, 2014. Her talk starts 29 minutes into the video, following opening remarks from District Attorney George Gascon, Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

Audio snippets

Never underestimate the power of two women eating crawfish and making plans

Sr. Helen describing a visit to San Quentin prison