Six O’Clock Series Guest Speaker Lesléa Newman

Posted on 10/2/2013 5:08:14 PM

The Six O’Clock Series will host “He Continues To Make A Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard,” presented by Lesléa Newman on Monday, October 7, from 6:00–7:30 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.

This program uses poetry, photographs, and creative visualization to explore the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world. In 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, robbed, beaten, and murdered in Laramie, Wyoming.

Lesléa Newman was the keynote speaker for Gay Awareness Week at the University of Wyoming that year, and arrived on campus the day that Matthew Shepard died from this horrendous hate crime. She spoke to a devastated campus and community, vowing to work to erase hate from that day forward. This powerful presentation challenges audience members to look deep inside themselves and find a way to make a difference to create a safe world for everyone.

This event is open to all of IUP and the community. Attendance vouchers will be available.

Cosponsored by the GLBT Commission.