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Office of Multicultural Affairs

Date: 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT November 25, 2013 EST

Laramie Project


The Department of Sociology, in conjunction with the Office of
Multicultural Affairs will be holding a viewing of the film “The Laramie
Project” followed by a brief discussion on Monday, November 25 from
5:30-7:30 in Norman James Theater (Smith Hall).  In October 1998, 21
year-old Mathew Shepard was found savagely beaten, tied to a fence and
left to die in Laramie, Wyoming. “The Laramie Project” is the portrait
of a town painfully forced to confront itself in the reflective glare of
the national spotlight, responding with love, anger, sympathy, support
and defiance. The Laramie Project was created from over 200 interviews
conducted with Laramie residents before, during, and after the trials of
the two boys who killed Shepard; the interviews create an amazing
cross-section of American views on homosexuality, religion, class,
privacy, and so much more besides. This event is free and open to all
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