February 16, 2017

Hackettstown, N.J. February 16, 2017 – Imagine a world where homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuality is taboo. How would you live if you could not love? That is the plot of this short film, Love Is All You Need?, that will be featured at 7 p.m. on February 21, 2017 at the Little Theatre. This 19 minute film garnered over 50 million views and was self-translated by fans into more than a dozen languages, deeply touching and affecting people around the world. A discussion will be held afterwards about the subject of tolerance. Members of the community are invited to this event.

Love Is All You Need? tells the story of Ashley, a young teen who is raised in the picture perfect all-American family with two moms, two grandpas, two uncles, and a little brother. But Ashley has a problem. She has a crush on a boy at school, which is against everything this world has ever taught her. This undeniable attraction to the opposite sex causes her to be the constant target of verbal and physical abuse until she is driven to a tragic end. This film hopes to shed light onto the highly controversial issue of human and equal rights in the LGBT community and also raise awareness to our current world as to the obstacles that this community faces.

“I am so pleased that we can show this important film to our students and members of the community,” says Tiffany Kushner, Senior Director of Student Engagement at Centenary University. “The panel discussion that will follow will be thought-provoking and will examine how tolerance should be promoted in our society. I hope many people will join us on February 21.”

For more information, please e-mail kushnert@centenaryuniversity.edu or call (908) 852-1400, ext. 2426.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey. The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.




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