Date: 5:30pm EST November 25, 2013

Film “The Laramie Project”

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.

The film will be followed by a brief discussion.


Free and open to the public.


Sponsored by The Department of Sociology in conjunction with the Office of Multicultural Affairs.