Friday, April 13, 2012

Gloria Killian, prison activist and author, to speak at All Saints lunch

Author Gloria Killian is the featured speaker at a Lunch of Compassion at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in Sweetland Hall at All Saints Church in Pasadena. Killian’s new book, “Full Circle: A True Story of Murder, Lies and Vindication,” tells of her 17½-year incarceration for a crime she did not commit.

The lunch, sponsored by the All Saints Women’s Community, is a simple meal of rice and beans. Cost is $15 at the door. Net proceeds will benefit Get on the Bus, a program that offers transportation for children to visit their parents in prison.

Since her release from prison when her conviction was overturned in 2002, Killian has tirelessly advocated for the humane treatment and release of the women she left behind. She has testified before the California Legislature, appeared before Congress and spoken extensively about the issues and concerns of incarcerated women.

Killian is founder and executive director of the Action Committee for Women in Prison and a founding board member of the National Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform as well as co-chair of the All Saints Prison Ministry. She is co-host of the weekly webcast “Women Behind the Wall” (, a show by, for and about women in prison.

Full Circle" was published this month by New Horizon Press. Books will be available at the lunch for purchase and signing.

Information and reservations: Wanda Lau, (626) 799-3703 or To reserve online, go to Click on Our Community, then Parish Life, then select Women’s Community.

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