The Fight for Justice with Judy Shepard ADL Breaking Barriers

On October 6th, 1998 Matthew Shepard was beaten, tortured and left to die in what became one of the most high-profile cases highlighting hate crimes against LGBTQ people. His mother, Judy became one of the most vociferous activists in the country. Her work and determination led to the passing of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act which expands hate-crime laws to include crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Join to hear her story.

There will be a brief networking reception beginning at 6:30 pm followed by a conversation between Judy Shepard and ADL New England’s Regional Director, Robert Trestan. Time will be reserved at the end to take questions from the audience.

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