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Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
Just a quick thank you to all of you who contributed to our work yesterday on #GiveNOLADay! We depend on you so much to help us change the discourse in the country about the death penalty and mass incarceration.
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
Some people are reporting difficulty with the donation link. If you have a problem, go to givenola.org and then search for MADP. Thanks!
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
It's midday here in New Orleans and we've reached $21,000 in our fundraising drive. Thank you, thank you!

Can you help us make it to $25,000 by midnight tonight? https://givenola.org/madp
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
It’s #GiveNOLADay when we ask for your financial support. The pandemic gutted our income, but we’re still out there raising our voices about the plight of the incarcerated under #COVID19. I appreciate any help you can give us today: https://www.givenola.org/madp
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
Tomorrow is #GiveNOLADay and we have a very kind donor who will match everything you give to my organization, the Ministry Against the Death Penalty, up to $10,000. We can't make it without you, so please mark it in your calendar to donate here: https://www.givenola.org/madp
Sister Helen Prejean

One way for people to be involved. Virtually. Globally. Includes a petition for the arrests of all ex-officers involved in the murder of #GeorgeFloyd; a call for an anti-chokehold act; a 7pm EST livestream each day to galvanize/inform. #AhmaudArbery #BreonnaTaylor #OnlineProtest

Just a quick thank you to all of you who contributed to our work yesterday on #GiveNOLADay! We depend on you so much to help us change the discourse in the country about the death penalty and mass incarceration.

It's midday here in New Orleans and we've reached $21,000 in our fundraising drive. Thank you, thank you! Can you help us make it to $25,000 by midnight tonight? https://givenola.org/madp

It’s #GiveNOLADay when we ask for your financial support. The pandemic gutted our income, but we’re still out there raising our voices about the plight of the incarcerated under #COVID19. I appreciate any help you can give us today: https://www.givenola.org/madp

Tomorrow is #GiveNOLADay and we have a very kind donor who will match everything you give to my organization, the Ministry Against the Death Penalty, up to $10,000. We can't make it without you! Please donate here: https://www.givenola.org/madp

Now would be the perfect time for all white folk to read this piece by my friend @heathermizeur, “Uncomfortable Truths of Whiteness.”

https://medium.com/@soulforcepolitics2020_10266/uncomfortable-truths-of-whiteness-4e235678dda6

I saw the video. I made myself watch the full atrocity, hearing George Floyd’s hoarse whisper, “I can’t breathe,” to Officer Derek Chauvin, pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes.

I stand in solidarity with African Americans calling for an end to police brutality. May the cruel killing of George Floyd become a moral imperative to work in our communities for radical police accountability and reform.

Im not catholic, christian or of any particular religious persuasion

But yall need to go follow @helenprejean cuz she be preachin str8 TRUTH on her page

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A Message from Sister Helen’s Staff:
Today is Sr. Helen’s birthday! This past year has been full of surprises and moments of grace. It’s good people like you who share Sr. Helen’s hope to see a world without executions that keep her going. Please share any birthday wishes in the comments and we’ll make sure they get to her.
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Here’s some Zoom humor for your enjoyment! ...

Here I am – live from my apartment in New Orleans! My team's got me all set up with Zoom. ...

I'm sequestered here in my house in New Orleans, so I thought I'd show you a bit of what's going on here.
This is my writing desk. My Daddy sits with me when I write. The desk was his in his law office.
The statue is St. Joseph – patron of my community, the Sisters of St. Joseph. That cross is made of wood from an oak tree I played under as a child.
You can see St. Luke, writer of one of the Gospels, in the icon as well as a picture of Mary Magdalene's big surprise at the tomb on Easter morning.
The braid of grass across my desk is "sweet grass" from a Northern Cheyenne friend.
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A postcard from me to you! To cook Cajun, you always start with a roux like you see here in my skillet. Heat three big tablespoons of oil until very hot, then slowly add flour and stir, stir, stir until the mixture browns. A roux is different from Yankee gravy. Then add seasonings: yellow onions, scallions, garlic, bell pepper, parsley - and cook, adding water as needed.
I made me some good chicken stew in this roux. First, I baked the chicken in the oven to give it a head start.
Cajun cooking doesn't mean pepper hot. The secret is tasty seasoning and slow cooking. Add Tony Chachere's seasoning to taste. Yum. I first learned to cook when I was writing Dead Man Walking. Been devouring my good stew with rice for the last three days.
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My ticket to the Academy Awards from 24 years ago today – March 25, 1996. Dead Man Walking was well-represented. @susansarandon won Best Actress for playing a nun who was in over her head. @timrobbinshere was nominated for Best Director, Sean Penn for Best Actor, and Bruce @springsteen for Best Original Song. That night helped till the soil for a national conversation about the death penalty. ...