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Hate crime victim to speak at Sierra

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Matthew Boger, the victim of bullying and an anti-gay hate crime when he was 13 years old, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Dietrich Theatre at Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin. Years after his victimization, Boger had a chance meeting with his attacker, Tim Zaal, a former white supremacist who was now a consultant for the Museum of Tolerance’s National Task Force on Hate Crimes. Boger’s presentation, “From Hate to Hope,” shares a powerful story of a surprising friendship, forgiveness and redemption. The program is part of “Love your Body Week” and is sponsored by the Greater Placer County PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and Sierra College Rainbow Alliance. Admission is free; there is a parking fee of $2. For more information, call 530-274-5359 or visit the college’s website: www. sierracollege.edu.