Speaking Engagement Request form


Organization and contact details

Event type

Sister Helen is available for the following types of events:

  • Live Zooms

  • Virtual events, but not via Zoom

  • Recorded video

  • Zoom modules*

  • In-person speaking engagements**


* Zoom modules are centered around the reading of one of Sr. Helen's books, and consist of an introductory 20-minute zoom, journal writing with prompts provided by Sr. Helen, and an hour-long zoom after your class/group has read the book.

** Because of the pandemic, Sr. Helen is not doing in-person events until further notice. If your event is for this year, 2021, it will need to be an online talk.

Event location and date

We like to know this even for virtual events, so Sr. Helen's talk can reflect local context.

Honorarium and books

The honorarium supports our work to end the death penalty and push for criminal justice reform, and is our main source of funding. Fees are always negotiable - please talk with Sr. Margaret Maggio to determine what works for your group.


Suggested honoraria:

  • Minimum $500 for Zoom talks

  • Minimum $750 for Zoom modules

  • $2500-$10,000 for in-person talks, plus airfares and accommodation.

Focus of talk

Sr. Helen is happy to focus her talk on one or more of her books, or on broader themes of human rights, justice, spirituality, and so on.

For example, for schools, let us know what type of class/course of study. More generally, you might want Sr. Helen to focus on a particular area, such as racial injustice, or spiritual activism.

Ministry Against the Death Penalty
3009 Grand Rte St. John, #6
New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: 504-948-6557
Fax: 504-270-1914