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Furman University is honored to celebrate World Read Aloud Day with a special guest. Lesléa Newman, writer, poet, editor, and advocate, will visit three Education classes today. Newman is the author of 70 books for readers of all ages, including Heather Has Two Mommies; A Letter to Harvey Milk; October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard; I Carry My Mother; The Boy Who Cried Fabulous; and Ketzel, The Cat Who Composed. In the evening she will share her CLP presentation titled, “He Continues to Make a Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard.” This program uses poetry, photographs, and creative visualization to explore the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world, and it will challenge the audience to look deep inside themselves and find a way to make a difference to create a safe world for everyone. Please join us for this event.

Thursday, February 1, 7:00 p.m.
Watkins Room
CLP co-sponsored by
The Friends of the Furman University Libraries
Furman Education Department
Student Diversity Council
Furman Pride Alliance