_____________________________________________ PRESS RELEASE -- And Justice for All Contact: Christopher Layfield 202.236.5004 Jonathan Zucker 202.628.4160 x4008 Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org America Online: AndJst4All@aol.com Address: P.O. Box 53079 Washington, D.C. 20009 WWW: http://www.qrd.org/qrd/www/orgs/aja/ ________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 17, 1997 Contact: Christopher Layfield 202.236.5004 Jonathan Zucker 202.628.4160 x4008 PRECEDENT SETTING DEMONSTRATION AGAINST ANTI-GAY CONFERENCE ON GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS Professor Chai Feldblum to join student leaders in speaking out against conference (Washington, DC) - Chai Feldblum, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, will join students of Georgetown University in demonstrating their opposition to the American Public Philosophy Institute's "Homosexuality and American Public Life" conference. The conference is being held at the Georgetown Conference Center June 19-21. This precedent setting protest will be the first university sanctioned demonstration outside of a campus "free speech zone." Professor Chai Feldblum will be attending the conference and plans to brief demonstrators on the progress of the conference and provide an analysis of how this conference differs from an academic conference. "As a professor, I will be interested to see if the conference delivers on its promise to provide a comprehensive exploration of the issues. I must confess to some skepticism based on the current lineup of speakers. I am concerned that the academic balance, which is so essential to both quality scholarship and campus diversity, is lacking from this program," said Chai Feldblum, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center. "This conference is being held on our campus. We want to make it quite clear to the conference participants and organizers, as well as the University administration, that we do not support the hateful and bigoted message of the conference," said John Cronan, President of the Georgetown University Student Association. "We hope that the community will join us in showing their displeasure with these proceedings. It is important that we show that most people reject the extremist message of this conference," said Christopher Layfield, president of Georgetown Pride, the undergraduate organization for bisexuals, gay men and lesbians. WHAT: Demonstration WHERE: Parking Lot outside Darnell Hall, Georgetown University 3800 Reservoir Road, NW WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 21, 1997 WHO: Chai Feldblum, Associate Professor of Law, Director, Federal Legislation Clinic, Georgetown University Law Center John Cronan, President of Georgetown University Student Association Christopher Layfield, President of Georgetown Pride This demonstration is being coordinated with a press conference on Thursday, June 19. For more information about the press conference, please contact Jonathan Zucker at 202.628.4160 x4008.
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