Love Lived on Death Row addresses several important issues that impact our society. On this page is partial list of organizations that are connected to these issues nationally and in North Carolina where the documentary was filmed. We hope that after seeing the film you will want to learn more about these issues and support these organizations in their work.
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: http://www.ncadv.org Information and links to coalitions and domestic violence organizations in every state.
- The Domestic Violence National Hotline: http://www.ndvh.org
If something about your relationship with your partner scares you and you need to talk, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).
In North Carolina:
- North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence: http://www.nccadv.org Links to every local domestic violence agency in the state and latest news on legislative action.
Domestic Violence Resources for Students
Domestic violence affects everyone – including students on college and university campuses in North Carolina. This resources provides students, many of whom are away from home, information on getting the help they need - CLICK HERE to LEARN MORE.
In North Carolina:
- Capital Restorative Justice Project: http://www.capitalrestorativejustice.org The mission of the Capital Restorative Justice Project is to promote healing and nonviolent responses within North Carolina communities torn apart by capital murder and executions.
- The Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) Information and Resource Center: http://www.vorp.com
- Death Penalty Information Center: http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org
- Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation: http://www.mvfr.org
- Journey of Hope-From Violence to Healing: http://www.journeyofhope.org
- Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights
- National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty: http://www.ncadp.org
- Death Penalty Discourse Network: http://www.dpdiscourse.org
Sister Helen Prejean is one of the best-known voices speaking against the death penalty in the United States and worldwide. She travels extensively, giving, on average, 140 lectures a year, seeking to ignite public discourse on the issue. Her books, Dead Man Walking and The Death of Innocents, have reached people around the world and have helped engage millions of people in dialogue about state executions. During those times she is not on the road, Sister Helen's work is based at the Death Penalty Discourse Network in New Orleans.
- Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project: http://www.dmwplay.org
In 2002, Tim Robbins wrote the stage play of DEAD MAN WALKING based on Sister Helen Prejean’s best-selling book. Several years earlier, in 1995, Tim directed the critically acclaimed film of the same name, starring Susan Sarandon—who won an Oscar for her performance as Sister Helen—and Sean Penn. The DEAD MAN WALKING School Theatre Project (the Play Project, for short) is an opportunity to broaden discussion about the death penalty and involve schools and their local communities in an inter-disciplinary dialogue about this major social issue.The website is designed to help schools get involved in the Play Project and to provide resources and support for schools that are already taking part.
In North Carolina:
- North Carolina Coalition for a Moratorium: http://www.ncmoratorium.org A collaboration of 26 organizations that lobby the legislature to enact a 2-year pause on executions. Website includes latest news, events and developments on the current state of the death penalty in North Carolina.
- People of Faith Against the Death Penalty: http://www.pfadp.org
PFADP works every day with faith communities across the South, taking on serious questions from the points of view of the community, victims and offenders. Their Project Link program encourages people to write and visit the men and women on death row.