Judy Shepard will speak about the Legacy of Matthew Shepard at H.E.A.L. Ourselves at the Center on Halsted on September 30th.
H.E.A.L. Ourselves: Opening Eyes, Closing Wounds (Healing, Engaging, Acting, Lifting)
H.E.A.L. Ourselves is a series of events focused on advocacy against LGBT hate violence.
Speaking from a mother's perspective, diversity speaker Judy Shepard has made the prevention of hate crimes the focus of her efforts, and urges her audiences to make their schools and communities safer for everyone, regardless of their race, sex, religion, or gender identity and/or expression.
Mrs. Shepard's keynote speech is the highlight of a series of advocacy events in Chicago related to anti-LGBT hate violence. Center on Halsted has created this programming to increase advocacy in response to violence, engagement in violence prevention efforts, and healing in our communities.
Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased online.