Casper College Online
Casper, WY

“Judy Shepard, founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, will open with “The Legacy of Matthew Shepard.” Shepard will speak from a mother’s perspective and (will) urge audience members to make their schools and communities safer for everyone, regardless of their race, sex, religion, or sexual orientation. Since the death of her son, she has made the prevention of hate crimes the focus of her efforts.

Vogel, founder and managing director of CulturePrep Inc., will present a “Safe to Relate” workshop following Shepard. According to Vogel the workshop will incorporate a three-step process of guided self-examination, practical cross-cultural relations skills and the development of an organizational structure to support the advancement of cross-cultural relationships. “Safe to Relate works to foster a better understanding of our cultural biases, maximizing potential relationships.” said Vogel.