LGBTQIA Conference 2014 presents Judy Shepard
Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9:00 am
Don & Karen DeRosa University Center, Ballroom
901 Presidents Dr, Stockton, CA 95211
Hear Judy Shepard at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, in the DeRosa University Center Ballroom, keynote speaker for the 2014 LGBTQIA conference "Reconstructing the Rainbow: Building a Brighter Future"
Shepard's son Matthew was brutally murdered in 1998 because he was gay. While the Shepard family mourned in private, the tragedy quickly spurred a spontaneous, unprecedented public outcry from coast to coast. The incident galvanized millions of people, and focused the nation’s attention on the growing epidemic of hate crimes.
In the aftermath of his death, Judy and Dennis Shepard started the Matthew Shepard Foundation (www.matthewshepard.org) to help carry on Matthew’s legacy by embracing the just causes their son had championed. This includes working for gay and lesbian equality, and helping to prevent hate crimes.
Shepard is determined to use her grief over her son’s death to make a difference--to do what she can to ensure that no other parent will have to endure what she has.
The 2014 LGBTQIA conference runs from Feb 20-22, 2014, and features speakers, entertainment, a leadership academy, networking and more. Explore the past, present, and future of the LGBTQIA movement. Expand your knowledge, increase your understanding of the issues facing the LGBTQIA community, and find the tools you need to make an impact on society.
Visit the website for conference details and registration.