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.