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October 21, 2013

Guest Speaker to Discuss ‘Shifting the Discourse of Disability’ Oct. 21

LeDerick R. Horne, poet, advocate and entrepreneur, will give a talk on "Language and Power: Shifting the Discourse of Disability" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in the North Café of Webb Center.

Using his gift for spoken word poetry as a teaching tool, Horne has been recognized across the country as a motivational speaker and advocate for people with disabilities. From 2003-12, he served as board Chair of Eye to Eye, a national nonprofit that provides mentoring programs for students labeled LD/ADHD.

Students are invited to participate in a workshop from 4-5 p.m. in the Monarch Room of Webb Center. The focus will be on the development of self-advocacy skills for students with disabilities.

Horne's campus visit is sponsored by the Office of Educational Accessibility, Student Engagement and Enrollment Services and the Office of Intercultural Relations.

For more information contact the Office of Educational Accessibility at 683-4655 or officeofeducationalaccessibility@odu.edu.