Mount Rainier, MD
Venue Address (Get Directions)Rutgers University
Date and Time
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at 8:00pm
Join us for an important Benefit Concert for the Tyler Clementi Foundation (http://www.tylerclementi.org/) which “guided by the life and story of Tyler Clementi promotes safe, inclusive and respectful social environments in homes, schools, campuses, churches and the digital world for vulnerable youth, LGBT youth and their allies.”
The Red Lion Cafe
Rutgers Student Center
126 College Avenue
Free to Rutgers University Students
Suggested Donation $18 for general public.
General public, purchase tickets at the door or online at http://emmasrevolution.com/live/
Sponsored by Rutgers Protestant Campus Ministries.
Cosponsors: Tyler Clementi Foundation, Center for Social Justice and GLBT Communities at Rutgers University, Canterbury House The Episcopal Campus Ministry, and LLEGO, The LGBTQQIA People of Color Union at Rutgers New Brunswick.
Here is some of Tyler’s Clementi’s story:
“Tyler Clementi was a smart, talented and creative young man. He had a kind heart and bright spirit, and was deeply loved by his family and friends. . . Tyler was gay, and had just begun sharing this part of himself with the people he was close to during the summer after his high school graduation. This was a difficult time for him, but he was brave and honest about who he was. After graduating high school, Tyler attended Rutgers University where he was excited to learn, grow and have the freedom to live openly as a gay man.
At college Tyler became a victim of cyber-bullying. His privacy was invaded when his college roommate set up a webcam to spy on him. The roommate viewed him in an intimate act, and invited others to view this online. Tyler discovered what his abuser had done and that he was planning a second attempt. Viewing his roommate’s Twitter feed, Tyler learned he had widely become a topic of ridicule in his new social environment. He ended his life several days later by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. Tyler was eighteen years old.”