Sr. Helen Prejean Luncheon

The Journey Of The Catholic Church To Recognize The Death Penalty As A Pro-Life Issue

Friday, April 26, 2024
11:30 am CT

University Club of Chicago
76 E. Monroe St., Chicago

Our time together will consist of a plated lunch, followed by a presentation by Sr. Helen Prejean with an opportunity for Q&A. 
Sister Helen Prejean who is known around the world for her passion against the death penalty will be joining the Catholic Lawyers Guild this April 26 for a community event. Sr. Helen has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on capital punishment and in shaping the Catholic Church’s vigorous opposition to all executions. We look forward to welcoming her and invite you to join us for what is sure to be a dynamic and thought-provoking event.
One hour of Illinois general CLE credit will be provided for this program. Registration is required to attend, please provide ARDC during registration to attain CLE credit.

We hope you can join us!

Sr. Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean is known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty. Her 1993 book, Dead Man Walking, ignited a national debate on capital punishment and spawned an Academy Award winning movie, a play, and an opera. Her most recently published book is River of Fire: On Becoming an Activist, and she is currently simultaneously writing on her fourth book, Beneath Our Dignity, while collaborating on a graphic adaptation of Dead Man Walking with illustrator Catherine Anyango Grünewald and writer, Rose Vines.

Sister Helen lives in New Orleans, which is also home to her organization, the Ministry Against the Death Penalty.

Learn more about Sr. Helen Prejean’s work: Ministry Against the Death Penalty


Catholic Lawyers Guild
of Chicago

Fr. David Jones

Handler Thayer, LLP

Karl Lockhart

Daniel Murray


Registration includes a plated lunch.

Member Pricing
Registration cost is $75 per CLG Member.

If you purchase a table, please email your guest’s names to

Individual Non-Member Ticket: $100
Individual Non-Member Ticket with one-year Guild Membership: $125

Sponsorship Opportunities
There are numerous sponsorship opportunities available:

Table of Ten: $1,000
Supporting Sponsor: $2,500
Event Sponsor: $5,000

Location & Parking

University Club of Chicago
Michigan Room 
76 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603

Valet parking is available at the University Club seven days a week.
– Member day rate: $30, overnight rate: $55
– Guest day rate: $38, overnight rate: $55

Self-parking is available at the following garages:

  • East Monroe Garage: Entrance is on Columbus Street, Just East of Michigan Avenue and Just South of East Randolph Street
  • Grant Park North Garage: Entrance is on North Michigan Avenue between Monroe Street (from the South, heading North) and Washington Street (from the North, heading South) 
  • Grant Park South Garage: Entrance is on North Michigan Avenue between Congress Parkway (from the South, heading North), and Adams Street (from the North, heading South)