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Friday, April 1, 2011

Norwich to hold ‘Speak Week’ in recognition of Alcohol Awareness and Sexual Violence Awareness Month

For Immediate Release
April 1, 2011

Contact: Daphne Larkin
802-485-2886 or 595-3613(m)

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Norwich University will recognize April as Alcohol Awareness and Sexual Violence Awareness Month with events during an inaugural “Speak Week” running Tuesday, April 5 – Saturday, April 9.

Events will kick off with a keynote address on Tuesday, April 5 at 1 p.m. in Kreitzberg Arena by Lt. Dan Choi, an Arabic Linguist, Iraq Veteran, West Point Graduate and Infantry Officer who was fired under the military policy “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in 2009, which prohibited openly gay people from serving in the military.

Choi will discuss his experiences of “coming out” to his parents; life at West Point and in the military; “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and his journey to activism.

This event is free and open to the public. All events that week are sponsored by Norwich’s Office of Substance Abuse Education, the Office of Equal Opportunity and the Washington County Sexual Assault Crisis Team.

Other events for Norwich students include a pub quiz, guerilla theater, karaoke and a Diversity Dance.


Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu