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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 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 for pre-event interviews or to view the film prior to the event.


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