A show of solidarity for fired Missouri Southern State University newspaper adviser and journalism instructor, Thom R. (T.R.) Hanrahan, will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011 on the University campus.
Hanrahan was recently notified that he has been fired as adviser to The Chart, the University’s student newspaper, and relieved of his teaching duties after five years on the job. His last day is slated for July 15.
The event is open to any and all concerned individuals. Join us as we exercise our First Amendment right to peaceably assemble and show our appreciation for one of the best men the institution has ever had on its payroll.
The peaceful gathering will begin by the lion statue outside Webster Hall at 11:45 a.m. At noon the group will march to the campus Oval and demonstrate. Individuals are welcome to speak at the event, and a plaque stating students’ appreciation for Hanrahan will be presented as part of the demonstration.
Attendees are encouraged to make signs, but please be civil.
For more information, contact Aaron DuRall at email@example.com. We also encourage you to visit the Facebook event page: “Solidarity for Thom R. Hanrahan.”