Currently enrolled UFV students were invited to submit an original digital art piece, providing their own perspective on or response to the themes of The Laramie Project, as part of a digital art competition with a top prize of $3,500 cash and an interview with The Cascade about the winning entry.
Selected entries were printed and exhibited at the UFV S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery; with winners and honorable mentions receiving a longer exhibit in the Community Health and Social Innovation (CHASI) Hub.
CHASI and the UFV Theatre Department invited UFV students to submit digital artworks that explored their own perspectives: love, loss, hope, pain, pride. What does it mean to be LGBTQ2S+ in the world today? What has changed and still needs to change? How has your identity or that of a loved one impacted, enriched, or shaped you? What can we do to honour and protect people like Matthew Shepard?