Activist and Iraq war veteran Dan Choi to speak at UNT Feb. 6

LGBT activist and Iraq War veteran Dan Choi. Click photo to download
LGBT activist and Iraq War veteran Dan Choi.
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 15:51

The Distinguished Lecture Series event with Dan Choi has been postponed until 8 p.m. Feb. 10 (Monday).

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- West Point graduate, war veteran and former U.S. Army Lieutenant Dan Choi will speak Feb. 6 (Thursday) as part of the University of North Texas Distinguished Lecture Series.

Choi will speak at 8 p.m. in : UNT's Gateway Center Ballroom (Room 35), located at 801 N. Texas Blvd. The event will include remarks from Choi as well as a Q&A session.

Student leaders participate in private Q&A sessions with Distinguished Lecture Series guests each year. The program introduces the UNT community to the excellence of world-class speakers whose messages enhance student learning outside the classroom. Previous speakers include President George W. Bush, Robert M. Gates, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., John Legend, Bill Nye, Condoleezza Rice, Mythbusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, Suze Orman and Vicente Fox.

Choi served as an Arabic translator in the U.S. Army in Iraq from 2006–2007. In 2009, Choi announced that he is gay on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and soon after was notified of upcoming discharge proceedings against him from the U.S. Army. Choi became an LGBT activist and worked toward the eventual repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Choi continues to advocate for LGBT civil rights and veterans’ health.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by UNT's Division of Student Affairs. For more information contact Assistant Director of Student Affairs Administration Blake Rexroat at 940-565-2617.

Tickets are available now, and can be purchased online, in person at the Stovall Temporary Union Building Information Desk, or by calling 940-565-3805. Students receive one free ticket with Student I.D. and can purchase up to four guest tickets for $5 each. Faculty, staff and alumni tickets are $8, general public tickets are $10.

More information can be found online at http://studentaffairs.unt.edu/choi.

 

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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