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WHAT:             Nationally Recognized Disability Advocate John D. Kemp to Speak at CUA


WHEN:             5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13


WHERE:           The Catholic University of America

                        Columbus School of Law, Room 205

                        620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

                        Washington, D.C.


DETAILS:         CUA’s Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences and Disability Support Services present John D. Kemp, an attorney and renowned disability advocate, as a featured speaker during Disability Awareness Month. Kemp, who was born without arms and legs, will share his views on the Americans with Disabilities Act and new developments related to the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.


A principal attorney in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Powers, Pyles, Sutter and Verville, P. C., Kemp is the CEO of three national non-profit organizations and also advises the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development on disability issues. Kemp, a former National Easter Seal Child, delivers 20 to 30 keynote addresses a year.


Kemp’s talk is one of several events planned for Disability Awareness Month. Others include a faculty appreciation reception and a talk on brain imaging and reading disorders.


A reception will follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public.


For more information, contact Disability Support Services at 202-319-5211 (voice), 202-299-2899 (TTY) or disabilityservices@cua.edu.


SPONSOR:       The Department of Sociology

School of Arts and Sciences

Disability Support Services








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