Tyler Clementi Center 2020 Symposium

 

LEARN. UNDERSTAND. REMEMBER.

 

Ten years ago, Tyler asked his roommate for privacy to host a date. His roommate obliged in word, but without Tyler’s knowledge or consent, live-streamed Tyler’s time with his date. Tyler learned of this betrayal via social media and a few days later, died by suicide.

This symposium will help participants understand the role and complexities of the closet, both protective and oppressive. We will contend with shame and the lives of gay men across generations, the consequences of the loss of privacy, and the way that intersectional, particularly minoritized identities, can shift experiences revealing the cost and utility of the closet.

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE

The event is free and open to the public

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SCHEDULED TALKS

9:00am - 9:10am
Welcome from President Jonathan Holloway

 

9:10am - 9:20am
Remarks from Jane Clementi

 
9:20am - 9:55am
What I Learned from Tyler’s Story:
Matters of Life and Death in a Screen-Centric World

Richard Miller 

 

10:00am -10:40am
Shame and Understanding in the Lives of Gay Men across Generations

Perry Halkitis

 

10:40am - 10:55am Wellness Break

 

11:00am-12:30pm
Shame at the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality

Panel Discussion with
Mignon Moore, Barnard College
Perry Halkitis, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Ellen Short, Long Island University-Brooklyn 

 

 

Remembering Tyler Clementi, Finding Support at Rutgers

"Tyler Clementi"Tyler's death sparked local and national conversations about sexuality, cyber-harassment, safety, and inclusion within and beyond college campuses. To learn more about Tyler's Story, visit the Tyler Clementi Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to end online and offline bullying, harassment, and humiliation. The Tyler Clementi Center for Diversity Education and Bias Prevention serves as a campus resource promoting understanding and engagement to build an inclusive campus community. This unique center blends a research focus with educational outreach initiatives targeting faculty and staff. The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities in the Division of Student Affairs leads campus efforts to foster an affirming campus experience for LGBTQ+ students by building community, providing support, and promoting learning.


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