Stop Hate 2000 Newsletter January 5, 2000
There's still a substantial
number of people who celebrate Christmas and its
12 days ending in the Epiphany by the Julian Calendar, which runs 14 days
behind the one most of us use. And the Chinese New Year comes up at the
next full moon. So we trust we're not altogether too late in wishing
everybody a happy new year!
We have three items to report in this letter, two of which we've been
tracking for some months.
We have referred from time to time to "The Laramie Project", a play put
together from interviews with the people of Laramie in the wake of Matthew
Shepard's murder. It's been very well received wherever it's been staged,
not least in front of the people who took part in the events themselves,
not least in Laramie. It was filmed last spring by HBO, and had its first
screening last week as part of the Sundance Festival. The reviews, so far,
have been very favorable.
We understand that HBO will be telecasting it on March 26.
The other television movie project, "The Matthew Shepard Story", which has
been done in collaboration with Matthew's family also now has at least a
tentative date for telecast. We understand NBC will air it on March 11.
Our attention was drawn to a conference which treats with several of the
themes we return to on this site. It's generally dealing with the subject
of the problems boys and teenage males face in society, whether as part of
the mainstream or as part of smaller groups within it. They have been
under-rated in recent social work, and it's a lack which finally is
receiving some attention. It's being held in Toronto on March 4 and March
and, even if it deals with the matter in a Canadian context, it has its
The mailing address is:
Canadian Boys: Untold Stories
Office of Open Learning
160 Johnston Hall
University of Guelph
An e-mail address is:
Telephone information can be had at (519) 767-1114, and a website with
information can be seen at:
It all makes for a terse letter this month, which somehow seems
for a time of the year when we are recovering from December festivities.
However, we may find reason to sin at greater length next month.
Happy new Year Everybody!
The Stop Hate 2000 e-Team
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