Session 4

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Hauser Conference Room
(Belfer Building, ground floor)
Harvard Kennedy School
 

Study Group

on
 

Disability Rights & Realities
 

Topic:

"Changing the Image of People with Disabilities"

Presenter:

Larry Rothstein, Ph.D.
Co-founder and Executive Director of No Limits Media

Session Overview:

Larry will present some clips from WGBH's Ice Warriors which was just aired on PBS and was co-sponsored by No Limits. He hopes to screen the trailer for Twice the Violence a documentary about the high levels of violence against people with disabilities being produced by Professors Jack Levin and Bill Lancaster of Northeastern that No Limits is also supporting. Through these clips Larry will generate discussion about how the participants view people with disabilities and how No Limits is trying to change those perceptions.

 Preparatory Readings:

More about the presenter:

Larry Rothstein is the co-founder and executive director of No Limits Media a non-profit organization designed to change the image of people with disabilities. No Limits has worked with the United Nations, WGBH-TV, a variety of disability groups and is now working with CBS, Northeastern University, the Disability Rights Fund and the Perkins School for the Blind. He holds a doctorate in public policy from the Harvard School of Education and is a former editor of the Harvard Business Review and the Harvard Educational Review.

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