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Matthew Shepard Memorial: Events and opportunities

For students and classes (encourage your students to attend!)


Early August
A curriculum memo will be sent to college and high school instructors
Relevant texts, films, and resources will be included so students can learn of Matthew’s legacy

September 5th
President’s LGBTQ Reception|

September 11th
City Council Work Session and the engagement of the Youth Council
Centered on the Non-Discrimination Ordinance.

September 20-21st
Community Conversations: Scholarship and Research Symposium on Culture, Gender, and Social Justice

Film Screenings with panel discussion

  • Four movie screenings of two different films
  • Two screenings on campus (one each film) and two screenings in the community (one each film)
  • Panel discussion following each screening

September 28th
Wyoming Chronicles PBS Special Release Date
Sheriff O’Malley and others discuss their eyewitness account of the Matthew Shepard case

October 4th
“ANGELS” - an interdisciplinary performance with actual “Angels”
Readings, and music by UW and LHS Choirs. 7:30pm BCPA Concert Hall, free

October 6th
Saturday U at the Buchanan Center

October 6th
Conspirare’s performance of “Considering Matthew Shepard” 7:30pm LHS Theatre. Admission is free with tickets available through the Fine Arts Box Office, online or by phone (307-766-6666)

October 11th
National Coming out Day
Engagement of UW students through a larger event sponsored by the Rainbow Center

October 11-12th
a candlelight vigil with ASUW and Spectrum

Other Events to Include:

  • Book Discussions
  • Staged Performances
  • UW Homecoming Event

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