Fall 2018 Events
Judy Shepard, the mother of the late Matthew Shepard and President of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, will speak at Black & Gold Convocation on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Throughout the academic year, McCaughey said, students will remain engaged with the book's themes through Welcome Weekend discussions, their First Year Seminar classes, and at the events being held on campus.
The Department of Theatre & Dance will be producing The Laramie Project, directed by Teresa Lee, Professor of Theatre. The play runs from Oct. 2-Oct. 9 in Valborg Theatre (except Oct 6). Tickets to the play can be purchased here.
The stage goes dark (no performance) on Saturday, Oct. 6--the 20th anniversary of the brutal beating of Matthew Shepard--and that evening at 7:00pm there will be a candlelight vigil remembering Matthew Shepard and all victims of hate. The event, organized by Appalachian's LGBT Center, will be held in the Parkway Ballroom of Plemmons Student Union. The vigil runs from 7:00-8:00pm. (Please note: flameless candles only at this event.)
Spring 2019 Events
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
"After Equality: Where Should the LGBTQ Movement Go From Here?" Faculty Panel
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Belk Library, Room 114
Organized by the Department of Sociology and the Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies Program
Angela Brooks-Livingston - Out in the High Country
Jill Ehnenn - Department of English and Affiliate Faculty of Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies Program
Matthew Thomas-Reid - Department of Leadership and Educational Studies and Affiliate Faculty of Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies Program
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Film Screening: The Laramie Project
7:00-8:30pm I.G. Greer Theatre
Concessions available: Drinks $1, candy $2, and popcorn $3, $4, & $6 --CASH ONLY!
Appalachian Popular Programming Society Films Council
Monday, April 8, 2019
Moisés Kaufman - Lecture - "Theater in 2018 - The Vicinity of Hope"
7:00 - 8:30pm Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Moisés Kaufman - Reading and Book Signing
9:30 - 11:00am Grandfather Mountain Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Taste of Dialogue: Conversation on the Laramie Project - Sustained Dialogue6:00 - 8:00pm Blue Ridge Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union