Asian/Asian-American House presents Dan Choi, a West Point graduate and Iraq veteran who received a discharge letter from the army after he announced that he was gay on The Rachel Maddow Show in March 2009. Since then, Choi has been an LGBTQ rights activist fighting for reform of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that prevents openly gay officials from serving in the army.
Choi’s talk at Wesleyan is especially timely, given the recent order by US federal judge Virginia Phillips to the Pentagon that it stop enforcing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. Choi signed up to enlist in the army again at the recruiting station in Times Square (video) and his request is in process.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from someone at the frontline of the fight for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” reform. Choi has emphasized that he invites all to hear him speak regardless if they agree with his ideals; he wants everyone to hear his message before they form a judgment.
What: Truth & Consequences: One Man’s Quest to Openly Serve His Country
When: Wed, Nov 3, 7pm – 8.30pm
Where: Tishler Hall (Exley 150)