As part of a peer health advocacy course, undergraduate public heath students are teaming up with Active Minds, the Pride Network, and the Undergraduate Council for Gender and Women’s Studies to raise awareness about LGBTQ hate crimes and discrimination among college youth. The groups will be showing The Laramie Project at the University of Rochester in Gleason Theater from 7-9pm on December 5th. The Laramie Project, a film about the small town of Laramie, Wyoming where in 1998 University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die in an anti-gay act of violence. The murder called national attention to the lack of hate crime policies in the United States.
A discussion will take place after the film. All are welcome to come and participate.