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Re: “N.C. Governor's School under pressure from anti-gay group

I am a 2002 Governor's School Alumnus and I took Tanya Olsen's Documentary Fiction class. I will always remember my GSE experience and the literature, films, and artwork I was exposed to there. I have moved on and now go to college in Washington, DC at a decidedly liberal school where at least 15% of the student body is openly gay. I was deeply moved by the film Ma Vie En Rose and it lent me an experience which has enabled me to empathize with others who are different from myself. I believe that Tanya is an amazing teacher who simply tried to expose her students to new experiences and mindsets. I am unfortunately not surprised by the Alliance Defense fund's closed-mindedness, but I think that the NC Governor's School should re-examine its focus and look for funding from organizations whose ideas truly reflect their own. For me, GSE was a place where we were allowed to think, a creative oasis. Censoring class content just doesn't seem to fit. Governor's school has lost a great voice in Tanya Olsen- she taught us to be true to ourselves and to question everything, even our self-image. -Alyssa Hansen GSE Alum 2002

Posted by ahansen5 on 07/07/2008 at 2:19 PM

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