Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Conversations on Diversity & Inclusion: Unlikely Allies

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, 12–1 p.m.
Bell Memorial Union, Room 203

At age 13, Matthew Boger was kicked out of his mother’s Northern California home for being gay. To stay alive, the teenager did what was needed to survive on the streets of Hollywood, where, one night in 1980, he was brutally beaten up by a group of young skinhead neoNazis. The attackers never knew that Boger miraculously survived the assault—until 25 years later, when one of the perpetrators met Boger by chance at, of all places, Los Angeles’ Museum of Tolerance. Join us as we hear Matthew’s amazing story of survival and forgiveness.