Hershey Case In the News

New York City Times Square Protest (March 2012); Image Featured on www.takepart.com

From the day it was filed, the Milton Hershey School case generated massive media coverage, sparking a firestorm of outrage and an onslaught of support.

Public Support:

An online petition [http://chn.ge/P5Qjs6] at the website Change.org gathered nearly 30,000 signatures demanding that the school issue a public apology.

In an emotional plea [http://huff.to/RL9BY1] headlined Shame on the Milton Hershey School!, the actress and social activist Mia Farrow wrote in the Huffington Post: “Abraham’s plight reminds me of the 1980s when Ryan White, a child with AIDS, was not allowed to attend school. It is remarkable that 30 years later, we are still dealing with the same ignorance and discriminatory practices.”

Protesters demonstrated outside the Hershey Co.’s flagship store in New York’s Times Square in March and outside a Hershey Co. stockholder meeting in May.

Senator Vincent J. Hughes, Pennsylvania Senate, declared his support, stating in part, “It is time that we turn the page on all forms of discrimination and remove admission impediments against all students, including those who are HIV positive”.

The Executive Director Speaks:

Watch AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania’s Executive Director, Ronda B. Goldfein, Esq., discuss the case.

News Articles/ Videos:

Listed below is a selection of news articles and videos featuring the Hershey case.