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A Conversation with Judy Shepard, LGBTQIA Activist
April 8 @ 7:00 pm
Judy and Dennis Shepard lost their 21 year old son Matthew in October 1998, to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate. They turned their grief into action and founded the Matthew Shepard Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to working toward the causes championed by Matthew during his life: social justice, diversity, awareness and education, and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Matthew’s legacy has inspired several artistic works, including The Laramie Project. The Salem State Theatre department will live stream its recorded performance of this play, April 29-May 6. Reservations for both virtual events can be made at www.salemstatetickets.com. Sponsored by the Salem State Alliance, Center for Creative and Performing Arts and FIrst Year Experience.