K. Shriver, Senior Vice President of Save the Children’s
U.S. programs, joins faculty, students and practitioners at St.
John’s University this month for a conference urging society to
welcome persons with disabilities not as individuals requiring
assistance, but as creative human beings with much to
The conference — “Beyond Accommodation: Embracing Persons with
Disabilities” — will explore the ways that universities,
communities and other institutions can transform their views of and
engagement with disabled persons.
Sponsored by the Vincentian
Center for Church and Society at St. John’s, the conference
takes place at the University’s Queens, NY,
campus on Tuesday, October 16. Presentations, panel discussions and
exhibits by faculty, students and practitioners will be held from
3:30–7:30 p.m. in the D’Angelo
Center, Room 416.
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