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|Discussion at Revolution Books:Discussion: The Culture That Killed Tyler Clementi|
|Date||Wednesday October 20|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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2425 Channing Way(in the Sather Gate Parking Mall off of Telegraph Avenue).Wheelchair accessible,donations accepted.
|revolutionbooks [at] sbcglobal.net|
|Address||2425 Channing Way off of Telegraph Avenue|
Discussion at Revolution Books with Revolution Books staff on the Revolution newspaper article, by Sunsara Taylor, "The Culture That Killed Tyler Clementi ".
By now, the events leading up to the suicide of Tyler Clementi, a gay student at Rutgers University in New Jersey, have been widely reported. On September 19, Tyler asked his roommate, Dharun Ravi, to stay out as he was having a private guest. Not long afterwards, Ravi sent a message out over Twitter, "Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into molly's room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay." Then, Ravi streamed Tyler's intimate encounter live over the internet. Two days later, Ravi sent another message about Tyler, "Anyone with iChat, I dare you to video chat me between the hours of 9:30 and 12. Yes, it's happening again."
That same day, discussing his reaction to this online, Tyler wrote: "And so I feel like it was 'look at what a fag my roommate is...' Other people have commented on his profile with things like 'how did you manage to go back in there?' and 'are you ok?' and the fact that the people he was with saw my making out with a guy as the scandal whereas I mean come on... he was SPYING ON ME ... do they see something wrong with this?"
After that, Tyler Clementi posted on Facebook, "Jumping off the gw bridge sorry."
For the full article, go to http://www.revcom.us