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Peckham Community Partnership Foundation hosts October Speaker Series

Friday, September 30, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, author and speaker Ron Suskind on autism

The Peckham Community Partnership Foundation will host its bi-annual Speaker Series featuring Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, author and speaker, and his son Owen Suskind.

The Suskinds will share their family story of Owen’s twenty-year journey to learning how to communicate through Disney animation. Owen who has autism, did not speak for years until he began to memorize Disney movies and turned them into a language to express himself.

 On Tuesday, October 4, there will be a morning session from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and an afternoon session from 2 to 3 p.m. There will also be a film screening of “Life Animated!” the documentary of Owen Suskind’s journey at 5:30 p.m. Sessions and the film screening are free and open to the public and will take place at Peckham Inc., 3510 Capital City Blvd.

 To reserve complimentary seats, email events@peckham.org with the following information: number of tickets, choice of session, name, phone number, and email address of contact person. Business casual attire requested.

 Contact Shavonne Singleton at ssingleton@peckham.org for pre-event interviews or to view the film prior to the event.

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