Past Event

Community Citizenship Film Series: Boy Erased

February 13, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

University Life’s Community Citizenship Film Series features Boy Erased followed by a Q&A discussion with:

  • Kendall Thomas - Columbia University Professor of Law and Director for the Study of Law and Culture
  • Garrard Conley - Author, Boy Erased
  • Elizabeth Castelli - Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Religion at Columbia University
  • Tey Meadow - Columbia University Professor of Sociology and Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality

Boy Erased tells the story of Jared Eamons, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents. His parents struggle with reconciling their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends, and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.

Contact Information

The Office of University Life