Category Archives: News and Events

September 3, 2014 by University of La Verne

Sorrow, anger and political action followed a cold Wyoming night in 1998 when gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left with injuries that would claim his life five days later.

His death led to the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, inspired documentaries, books and television shows.

It also inspired the play, “The Laramie Project,” which opens this week at the University of La Verne. Read More

August 28, 2014 by University of La Verne

His photographs have captured the plight of undocumented immigrants traveling from Latin America to the United States during more than three decades. The same images have also captured many hearts, leading to accolades, including the Pulitzer Prize.
Now Don Bartletti, a veteran photographer for the Los Angeles Times, plans to share his work and wisdom at the University of La Verne during a photo gallery exhibition called “Uneasy Neighbors: The Causes and Consequences of Undocumented Migration to the United States.” Read More