Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture: Sister Helen Prejean
On Thursday, October 1, Sister Helen Prejean,
a leading advocate for the end of the death penalty, came to
Saint Martin’s University to discuss “The Ethics and Morality of
State Death Penalties.” Over 300 people were in attendance in
The Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion. Sister Helen’s talk was the
inaugural event for the 2009-10 Robert A. Harvie Social Justice
Lecture Series. The event was co-sponsored by the Thurston
County Bar Association, the ACLU of Washington, and the Office
of Intercultural Initiatives at Saint Martin’s University.
The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series was created
by Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Robert Hauhart to
raise awareness of social justice issues within the community
and to honor the work of Robert A. Harvie, former professor and
chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Martin’s.
Sister Helen’s lecture was of special interest to Saint Martin’s
freshman class this year, as all incoming freshmen read and
discussed Dead Man Walking as part of their Freshman Seminar
For more pictures from this event, visit the Saint Martin’s
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/saintmartinsuniversity.