Monday, September 17, 2007

Open Meeting with the U.S. Navy

Pursuant to the College's recruitment policy for employers, the U.S. Navy will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, September 19 at 4:30 in MBH 220. Update 9/18: This meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

In short, the recruitment policy requires that any employer who discriminates "on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, place of birth, service in the armed forces of the United States, or against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability," must hold an open meeting "at which they must provide information on their organization's recruitment practices and explain their specific policies." It is no secret that the U.S. Military discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation. If our College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of service in the armed forces (and rightly so), then we need to demand that the armed forces will show the same courtesy to our gay and lesbian friends!

Go to the meeting; ask serious questions. Is anyone aware of a protest? Hit the comments.

The U.S. Marines will be there on October 9 at 12:30 in MBH 104.

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