April 7-14 is Holocaust Remembrance week, and in the LGBT community the Holocaust carries some more modern significances–only recently was the reasoning behind many gay and lesbian arrests & time concentration camps recognized publicly.
And though much progress has been made against LGBTQ violence, hate crimes are still very much a part of daily life for some LGBTQ people. This week at the Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union at IU Bloomington, Judy Shepard will speak about the murder of her son, Matthew Shepard, in Laramie, Wyoming.
Judy’s book, The Meaning of Matthew, discusses not only the death of her son, but dealing with the press and the extensive support from the LGBTQ community nationwide. Judy’s talk is on April 10, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, and is free for students. She is a moving and heartfelt speaker, and it is well worth taking the time off from cramming for finals and projects to come and listen!