Salt Lake Community College Presents Eric Alva: "The End of Don't Ask Don't Tell"

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Eric Alva is the national spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign fight to repeal the military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. He will be speaking as a part of the Salt Lake Community College’s (SLCC) Speaker’s Bureau and their recognition of National Coming Out Day on October 11. Alva is a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps and was the American wounded in the Iraq war and the war's first Purple Heart recipient.

Eric Alva is the national spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign fight to repeal the military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. He will be speaking as a part of the Salt Lake Community College’s (SLCC) Speaker’s Bureau and their recognition of National Coming Out Day on October 11. Alva is a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps and was the first American wounded in the Iraq war and the war's first Purple Heart recipient.

Alva will speak at the College’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus in the Markosian Library on the Second Floor from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and also at the Salt Lake City Public Library Main Branch Theater from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Panel discussions and questions-and-answer sessions will be held after both of Alva’s speeches. SLCC faculty member Jonathan Stowers will moderate the discussions. Panel members represent a wide range of expertise on the subject of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues.

The morning event will have panel members who can focus on the concerns of LGBT students. The evening event will address a wide variety of concerns that affect the greater LGBT community in Salt Lake City. Both events are free and open to the public.

The Speakers Bureau is a new component of the College that seeks to bring nationally acclaimed speakers to the college to expand the student experience and invite the greater community to enjoy these speakers and what they bring to Salt Lake Valley.

The Speakers Bureau has partnered with the Salt Lake City Public Library, QSaltLake, theSLCC’s student club Coloring Outside the Lines, and SLCC’s Multicultural and Diversity Committee for this event.

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