Monday, January 30, 2006

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser stands in support of GLBT-SA & 'Ally Week'

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I just received an email containing a letter to the editor of The Daily Tar Heel. The letter was published today and was written by UNC Chancellor James Moeser. In the letter Chancellor Moeser stands in support of UNC's LGBTQA student group, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender-Straight Alliance (GLBT-SA). The group is holding events this week to highlight straight allies and the support that they bring to the LGBT community and LGBT Rights Movement. Here's the letter:
Chancellor and GLBTSA are united for the oppressed Issue date: 1/30/06 Section: Letters to the Editor TO THE EDITOR: The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender-Straight Alliance is hosting activities this week to highlight the need for allies in their efforts to fight discrimination. I am happy to be listed as an ally. In doing so, I think back to the darkest days of World War II and the German occupation of Denmark. When the Nazis tried to round up Jews to send them off to the camps, the Danes, led by their king, all wore stars of David to demonstrate their solidarity with the Jews - saying in effect, "We are all Jews." That required great courage. It is easier, though no less important, for us to stand in solidarity with those today who might be oppressed. Thus, I say to my friends and colleagues on this campus, I am your ally. You are part of our community, and we value your presence. James Moeser Chancellor The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The GLBT-SA's "Ally Week" starts today with film screening and an "Ally Panel" will be held tomorrow. On Thursday, UNC Student Body President Seth Dearmin will be holding a forum with the GLBT-SA. You can find out more information about UNC's "Ally Week" at P.S. - Hello, Chancellor Sullivan??? Would you openly support UNCG PRIDE? Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , ,