DP&P Breakfast Forum: ‘Media & Disability’ with Guest Speaker Joseph Shapiro

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 7:00am - 9:00am

We invite you to join us on September 13, 2011 for an exciting morning of dialogue and debate with NPR News Investigations Correspondent Joseph Shapiro. This will be the first forum of our much awaited Breakfast Forum Series. Tickets are only $25 and include a full buffet breakfast. Be sure to register early as spots will fill up quickly!

The forum will explore the media's past, present and future role in the social and political realms of disability. It will be held at K&L Gates law firm, located on 1601 K St. NW, Washington D.C., 20006.  Doors will open at 7:00 am for sign-in and the event will end at 9:00 am.

We are incredibly fortunate to have Mr. Shapiro as the guest speaker. In his book No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement, Shapiro captured the essence of the disability rights movement and conveyed that there is no tragedy in disability other than society's stereotypes and fears.

picture of Joseph ShapiroShapiro has worked at NPR since 2001. Before NPR, he was a writer for U.S. News & World Report, where he covered a range of social policy issues, including healthcare, disability and chronic illness, children and families, services for elderly, and civil rights. He has received many awards for his work, including the first “Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt Award for Media Excellence” from the American Association of People with Disabilities in 2008.

He is an alumna of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Carleton College. He now resides in Washington D.C. with his wife and daughters.