Please join us for a special screening of the award-winning film Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine. The powerful documentary tells the story of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay man murdered in Laramie, Wyoming in October, 1998. His murder made headlines around the world and set the stage for historic anti-hate crime legislation. Directed by a close personal friend and produced by a former Facing History student, the film examines the dangers of hatred and intolerance through a truly personal lens.
Following the screening, we will be in conversation with a panel including filmmaker Michele Josue about the role that we all, especially parents, can play in shaping inclusive schools and communities.
This event is sponsored by Gill Foundation and Rose Women's Organization of the Rose Community Foundation, and is free and open to the community.