Human Rights Project, Hannah Arendt Center, and Difference and Media Project present:
Matthew Shepard: The Murder and the Myth - A Discussion with Stephen Jiminez
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Olin Humanities, Room 102
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In October 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student, was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He had been pistol-whipped so severely that he died a few days later.
Does the real story behind this iconic crime matter? Or is the serviceable myth of the worst anti-gay hate crime in U.S. history more important?
What happens when landmark events take on a life of their own, but turn out to be myths?
Join award-winning journalist Stephen Jimenez for a discussion of his controversial new book, The Book of Matt – Hidden Truths about the Murder of Matthew Shepard.