Sister Helen Prejean (CSJ) and Mary Ann Antrobus, June 2011
Sister Helen Prejean is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph and is internationally known for her work in crusading against the death penalty. She is the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States (1993), which made the 1994 American Library Associates Notable Book List, was nominated for a 1993 Pulitzer Prize, and was made into an Academy Award-winning film, as well as The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions (2004).
Mary Ann Antrobus is Sister Helen’s sister and a member of the Board of Directors for the Friends of Batahola. The Cultural Center of Batahola Norte is a community center in Managua, Nicaragua that offers music and art classes to children, scholarships to the college bound, practical skills training for under and unemployed adults, and a community library.
In this interview, they discuss their work in Nicaragua and the community of women they found there.