UPenn will be hosting a night of dinner and discussion with Lieutenant Daniel Choi
Thursday, November 19th in Houston Hall’s Hall of Flags!
Lieutenant Dan Choi was a Korean American infantry officer who translated Arabic for the Army. He graduated from West Point, served twice in Iraq, and then joined the New York National Guard. In March 2009, he told the world he was gay on national television and 140,000 supporters signed a letter to President Obama and Congress asking them not to fire him. Unfortunately, the government did nothing and Lt. Choi has been dishonorably discharged in accordance with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Lt. Choi has become the face of the campaign to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. UPenn is bringing him to campus to share his experiences as a gay Korean American man in the military, and then leading a discussion on the intersection between the LGBT and Asian American communities and how it relates to our campus and our peers.
Organized by UPenn’s Asian Pacific Student Coalition, Queer People of Color, Sangam, and the LGBT Center with generous support from the Intercultural Fund, SPEC Connaissance, and Tangible Change.
WHAT: An Evening with Lt. Daniel Choi at UPenn
WHERE: Houston Hall, Hall of Flags
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 19th, 5-8pm
For more information, please visit the Facebook Event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168382991234&ref=nf