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Blind survivor of World Trade Center to speak, April 2

Mike Hingson, a blind survivor of the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, will discuss his experience in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in McCosh 50. The lecture is part of a series of events for Disability Awareness Week.

Hingson will recount how he and his guide dog walked to safety down 78 flights of the north tower. He also will discuss coping with his disability in his career as a salesman.

Prior to Hingson's lecture, disability rights attorney Lois Krieger will speak at 4:45 p.m. in 205 Frist. Krieger is a senior attorney with the Community Health Law Project, a New Jersey nonprofit legal services and advocacy organization.

In addition, two documentary films will be shown as part of Disability Awareness Week. "Sound and Fury," about a family coping with two deaf children, will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, in McCosh 50. "When Billy Broke His Head," a film by journalist Billy Golfus about people with disabilities, will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in McCosh 50.

The events were organized by the Association for Disability Awareness and Advocacy. They are sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students , the Venture Fund, the Projects Board , the Frist Campus Center, the Department of Sociology and the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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