Shepard Symposium this week

LARAMIE (AP) — The University of Wyoming is holding its 17th annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice this week.

The event begins Wednesday and concludes on Saturday. The symposium seeks to promote dialogue on issues related to social justice, particularly within the context of public education.

It includes panel discussions, lectures, performances and other activities to aim to help eliminate social inequality.

The symposium has expanded its focus so that participants from throughout the community, state, region and nation have presented on social justice issues within a variety of arenas.

The keynote speakers include Zach Wahls, an Iowa teenager who defended the rights of same-sex couples and later wrote a book about his own two mothers.

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