Judy Shepard to Speak in Northern Michigan
- Judy Shepard
"The Legacy of Matthew Shepard"
North Central Michigan College
Wednesday, September 13, 2000
On October 8, 1998, Judy and Dennis Shepard were awakened in the middle of
the night in Saudi Arabia, where Dennis works, by a telephone call no parent
should ever have to receive. What they heard changed their lives forever.
Their eldest son, Matthew, was in a coma after having been brutally
attacked, because he was gay. The distraught parents flew to Fort Collins,
Colorado, and met up with their youngest son, Logan, to visit Matthew in the
hospital. On October 12, Matthew passed away....
Judy Shepard's lecture will be held at the North Central Michigan College
Student Center, 1515 Howard Street, Petoskey, Michigan. For more
information, contact Greg Baird, Director of Student Activities at
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