Importance of Laramie
By: Natalie Casertano
As president of the WHS GSA, I want to express the importance of attending WHS Drama’s production of “The Laramie Project on Friday, November 16th at 7:30, Saturday November 17th at 7:30, and Sunday November 18th at 3:30. It’s a difficult play and will be uncomfortable to watch, but it is imperative to start the uncomfortable conversation of homophobia and hate crimes in our country and community.
As the saying goes, change doesn’t come from staying in your comfort zone. Students in the play have put tremendous amounts of effort in order to accurately depict the atrocity that arose in Laramie, Wyoming.
The GSA will display posters from the time period of Matthew Shepard’s death, current protests, and other articles relating to the topic; along with informational pamphlets, lanyards and ribbon pins will also be sold at the GSA table in order to fundraise for the club to attend True Colors in March.
I strongly suggest that everyone come watch the play, because it will be a tragically beautiful, educational production from which every audience member can gain insight, and empathy.
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