Rise Up Program Series Continues with The Shepards

Rise Up: Stonewall and the Gay Rights Movement

The Newseum continues its yearlong program series featuring journalists, authors, politicians and other newsmakers who have led the fight for equality.

The Newseum’s exciting new exhibit, “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement,” opening March 8, 2019, will explore the modern gay rights movement in the United States and will mark the 50th anniversary of a June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village.

“Rise Up” takes a look at what happened at the Stonewall Inn and how it gave rise to a 50-year fight for civil rights for LGBTQ Americans.

On December 6, 2018, the Newseum continues its yearlong program series featuring journalists, authors, politicians and other newsmakers who have led the fight for equality, with “Rise Up: A Conversation with Judy and Dennis Shepard.”

To mark the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Judy and Dennis Shepard talk about the organization which honors their son, Matthew, whose tragic murder in 1998 brought national attention to hate crimes. The Shepards will share their 20-year journey of advocating for LGBTQ acceptance and their successful activism that resulted in legislation expanding federal hate crime law. Jonathan Capehart, opinion writer for The Washington Post and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will moderate the conversation.

This program is free and open to the public with registration. For exclusive access, consider joining the Friends of the First Amendment Society or becoming a Corporate Engagement Program member to attend a special VIP reception before the program. For more information, please contact Cecelia Cizek at 202/292-6557 or ccizek@newseum.org.

Earlier this year, the program series launched when the Newseum hosted “Rise Up: Politics and the Gay Rights Movement,” a conversation with U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank on the legislative and societal challenges and victories that helped shape the long struggle for LGBTQ rights.

This featured upcoming exhibit will explore how the gay rights movement harnessed the power of public protest and demonstration to change laws and shatter stereotypes. “Rise Up” will be on display through 2019.

Presented by Wells Fargo. Generous support provided by The Reef Team, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Additional support provided by the Freedom Forum and the Stonewall Circle.

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