Everyone knows about the recent controversy over Chick-fil-A’s continued support of anti-LGBT organizations. What you might not know is that NYU‘s Wienstein residence hall is the home of THE ONLY the ONLY Chick-fil-A in New York STATE!
Recently, one NYU student has gone the extra mile in an attempt to have this Chick-fil-A removed. Joseph Picini, a member of NYU’s gay fraternity Delta Lambda Phi (the ones who put together the amazing drag for charity benefit last month), made a formal presentation to the school board, and has since been climbing up the bureaucracy of NYU.
Joseph has discussed the issue with University representative Owen Moore, has gone before the University Committee for Student Life (where issue was brought successfully through the Student Senate), has brought the issue to the University Senate (which is comprised of the Deans of all the schools and University President) and has now pushed the issue to the Public Affairs Committee.
In an attempt to bring more awareness to the Chick-fil-A issue, Picini (in conjunction with the School of Social Work) will be holding a panel discussion on what it means for a university to be socially responsible on Friday April 8th.
Joseph has done a LOT of legwork and spent a LOT of time on bringing light to this issue and now it’s our turn to do a little bit of work.
How can we ensure that the university will make the decision to remove Chick-fil-A? By making sure they know that this is a big issue.
How do we make sure they know that this is a big issue?
Share this article, tell your friends, contact anyone you know affiliated with NYU and while you’re at it, send the University’s Public Affairs VP, John Beckman, a friendly note, and tell him how you feel about this issue. (firstname.lastname@example.org) If enough people are vocal about the matter, they can not ignore it.
Formal investigation done on Chick-fil-A: http://equalitymatters.org/blog/201103220005#3