FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 27, 2002
Contact: Donna McCracken, 206-6716
“Journey” seeks solutions to the hate crimes that have become frequent events in recent years and features examples taken straight from the headlines: The murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, in Wyoming; the dragging death of James Byrd, Jr., an African American man, in Texas; and the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado. Victims’ family members, as well as students, teachers, celebrities, and others share their thoughts in exclusive interviews.
The film not only questions why these incidents happen, but seeks to find answers and invites viewers to create their own visions of a future where senseless acts of violence and hate are a thing of the past.
Scarpo’s presentation is sponsored in part by Springfield Area PFLAG. For additional information, or to help sponsor this event, contact PFLAG at 525-0642 or the UIS Alliance at 206-7007. For more information about the video, go to www.NewLightMedia.org.