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Sue BYU Legal Fund

$250,000 goal

Campaign created 9 months ago
John Oirya ("Mr. Oirya") is a former Black student at Brigham Young University (“BYU”) in Provo, Utah. He is suing BYU in the U.S. federal court, for BYU's decades-long discrimination on the basis of gender, race, color and national origin.

This is a typical “David versus Goliath” legal battle. BYU is relying upon unlimited financial resources from the multi-billion dollar Mormon corporation. However, Mr. Oirya is successfully taking on BYU, by relying upon his personal meager financial resources. Become part of this momentous history by DONATING to the "Sue BYU Legal Fund." Your continuous periodic or one-time DONATIONS of as little as $5, $10, $20, $50, $70, $100, $500, $1,000, etc., will help end discrimination at BYU and other institutions in the United States.

You may:
1. DONATE to “Sue BYU Legal Fund” on this GoFundMe page.
2. LIKE and SHARE the “Sue BYU Legal Fund” on Facebook.
3. INVITE others to DONATE to, LIKE or SHARE this campaign through all other forms of social media.
4. Share Mr. Oirya's "Sue BYU Legal Fund" page on GoFundMe.

You can read more about a brief description of Mr. Oirya's story further below.

MR. OIRYA’S STORY:
On March 20, 2013, BYU unlawfully expelled Mr. Oirya from a Master’s program over a host of false accusations that it unlawfully invented against him. BYU never made Mr. Oirya aware of most of these accusations, prior to expelling him over them. In the process, BYU unlawfully discriminated against Mr. Oirya on the basis of his race, color, national origin and gender. This expulsion was a continuation of a series of many other discriminatory acts by BYU against Mr. Oirya, that occurred over a period of 11 years, from 2002 through 2013. Around January 2014, Mr. Oirya enrolled in a doctoral program at Auburn University in Alabama. However, in February 2015, BYU secretly and unlawfully released Mr. Oirya’s records at BYU to Auburn, including those that contained a host of BYU’s invented falsehoods against Mr. Oirya. This release was without Mr. Oirya’s knowledge, awareness or authorization. In March 2015, Auburn relied upon these falsehoods to equally expel Mr. Oirya from his doctoral program and employment at Auburn.

To date, BYU maintains that it will continuously and indefinitely release its invented malicious falsehoods against Mr. Oirya, to any school where Mr. Oirya attempts to apply or enroll. As a result, Mr. Oirya is currently stalled in pursuing his education and career, due to BYU’s continued unlawful harassment and discrimination against him. BYU has rejected all Mr. Oirya’s good faith attempts to have BYU leave him alone, so he could peacefully move on with his life. As a result, BYU has left Mr. Oirya with no other options for resolving this stalemate to his education and career, but to seek the intervention of the U.S. federal court in getting BYU to simply leave him alone. Mr. Oirya's story is typical of how BYU has always and continues to horribly mistreat, harass and discriminate against Black students, victims of sexual assault, LGBT, and other vulnerable minority groups on its campus, by denying them access to educational opportunities at BYU and preventing them from moving on to obtain educational opportunities elsewhere. Please help end this unlawful oppression, mistreatment, harassment and discrimination at BYU, by donating to Mr. Oirya's "Sue BYU Legal Fund” on this GoFundMe page. Your generous donations go towards covering the legal costs for this ongoing federal lawsuit against BYU.

To access the complaint and other court records for this ongoing federal lawsuit against BYU, please visit Oirya v. Brigham Young University on Pacermonitor.
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