The Disability Civil Rights Movement: From No Pity to Me Too

Joe Shapiro, an award winning journalist, has been a witness to the disability rights movement, chronicled some of its most dramatic moments, and written about its biggest heroes. He’s an investigative reporter for NPR and the author of a “classic” book on disability history, NO PITY: People with Disabilities Forge a New Civil Rights Movement. In this session, Joe Shapiro will discuss the origins of the disability civil rights movement and how people with disabilities and their families advocated for change – and how system evolution helped all Americans, especially as we age. He will play some his radio pieces and talk about his reporting – including a recent ground-breaking series on the epidemic of sexual assault of people with intellectual disabilities – and share behind-the-scenes stories. 

Location Name: 
Doubletree Suites by Hilton
Location Address: 
515 Fellowship Rd, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
Contact Name: 
Rutgers Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
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Event Date: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm