Humanities Symposium Draws Huge Audience
“Until I was able to forgive, my hatred and my bitterness consumed me, that’s the only way I can describe it,” Lynn Bebeau, the widow of a murder victim told the audience at the “Forgiveness—The Human Possibilities” Humanities Symposium in February.
Bebeau was joined by Sister Helen Prejean, the author of Dead Man Walking and the subject of the movie of the same name, Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissman Klein, and many others as symposium speakers, students, and community members examined the power of forgiveness. Klein’s standing-room-only crowd is estimated to be the largest audience in the history of the Fine Arts Center.
What a positive face the symposium put on Viterbo,” said Bill Reese, symposium committee chairperson.