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Matthew Shepard Memorial Group Curriculum

Matthew Shepard Memorial curriculum planning memo

To:Laramie high school and college teachers

Dear instructor,
This year, 2018, marks the twentieth remembrance of Matthew Shepard’s murder. The University of Wyoming, Laramie High School, Laramie County Community College, City of Laramie, the Conspirare Choral Ensemble, and many other campus and community partners are collaborating to plan events and activities to honor Matt’s memory and continue efforts to strengthen compassion and inclusivity in our community for LGBTQ+ and all social identities. As part of this wider effort, our planning group has developed a compendium of activities, texts, and resources for educators who are interested in fostering discussion and reflection around Matthew’s story. We will post information soon about an online discussion forum. Please also share these ideas with educators in your circle who may appreciate these materials,


The Matthew Shepard Memorial planning team

We invite you to share more ideas or thoughts with our committee! Email your feedback to
  • Emily Monago, Chief Diversity Officer, University of Wyoming, Matthew Shepard Memorial Group Co-Chair
  • Jess Fahlsing, University of Wyoming Student, Matthew Shepard Memorial Group Co-Chair
  • Nichol Bondurant, Laramie High School Instructor, Matthew Shepard Memorial Group Curriculum Subcommittee
  • April Heaney, LeaRN Director, University of Wyoming, Matthew Shepard Memorial Group Curriculum Subcommittee
  • Brady Hammond, Associate Vice President, Laramie County Community College, Matthew Shepard Memorial Group Curriculum Subcommittee
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Christi Boggs, Ed.D. and Danielle Cover, JD


Shepard Symposium on Social Justice
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