Join us for a conversation with NYU faculty member Allan B. Goldstein
Allan, the older sibling and guardian of a survivor of the notorious Willowbrook State School, explores with his personal experience writing the social barriers impeding an inclusive society. Their memoir, "Fred and Me, a Willowbrook Survivor’s Story", shows their individual development as they rediscover one another.
Allan’s Disability Studies course at NYU was recently highlighted in the PBS NewsHour “Brief But Spectacular” segment, Everybody Can Learn.
Allan has received NYU Tandon's 2012 Jacobs Excellence in Education award, the 2016-17 NYU Martin Luther King, Jr. award and the 2018-19 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. The "NY Observer" named him one of NYC's Top Professors and WPIX featured him as a Changemaker and the Chronicle of Higher Education included him on its inaugural list of teaching innovators.
The one-hour talk will be followed by a reception with food by Just Soul Catering, a justice-involved social enterprise. Just Soul Catering strives to break down barriers to employment by hiring formerly incarcerated individuals.
NYU Steinhardt's Occupational Therapy Department partners with departments of NYU Tandon and NYU Tisch as part of the triumvirate leading the NYU Ability Project. Read more about its groundbreaking work.
By Subway: A C F R train to Jay Street MetroTech
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