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2018 Mini Course/Lecture Series on Disabilities

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - Philadelphia
Out of the Shadows: The Disability Civil Rights Movement from No Pity to Me Too

Presented by NPR News Investigations Correspondent Joseph Shapiro.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
9:30 AM - Noon (Check in begins 8:30 AM)
This is a free event.


Temple University
Student Center Room 200B/C
1755 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Maps and Directions

Out of the Shadows Pittsburgh event December 4

About the Presentation

Joseph ShapiroJoseph Shapiro has covered disability stories since 1987. Shapiro has been a witness to the disability rights movement and has chronicled some of its most dramatic moments and written about its biggest heroes. Shapiro will talk about disability history, play some of 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.

About the Presenter

Joseph Shapiro, National Public Radio News Investigations Correspondent, is the creator of NPR's Abused and Betrayed series and author of No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement.

Shapiro's profile and story archive at

More information

  • Registration is required.
  • Social Work CEs available: 2.5 credits.
  • Requests for accommodations must submitted with your registration, by November 20, 2018.
  • For more information, email


Out of the Shadows Resource List - Joseph Shapiro's selected NPR stories on disability

The Mini Course Lecture Series is a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.
Co-sponsors: FISA Foundation, Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council, and Disability Rights Pennsylvania.

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service