The College of Staten Island (CSI) will hold a public forum and panel discussion on the Willowbrook State School on Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. as part of their ongoing series of Willowbrook Memorial Events.

Panel members will discuss their experiences at Willowbrook State School and what Willowbrook means to them now. Statements and questions will be taken from the audience, and a short video excerpt from Geraldo Rivera’s Willowbrook expose will be shown. The event is free and open to the public.

What Willowbrook Means to Us: Staten Islanders Speak Out

Panel Members:
Nona Braithwaite, NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Diane Bugliotti, A Very Special Place
Rosie Moody, NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
James Kaser, College of Staten Island
Jackie Rumolo, United Cerebral Palsy of New York State, Chair, Staten Island Council on Developmental Disabilities

David Goode, College of Staten Island

Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

College of Staten Island, Library Archives & Special Collections
2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island NY 10314

The Willowbrook Memorial Event is sponsored by CSI’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, and the Willowbrook Collection of the College of Staten Island Archives. It is planned and presented in conjunction with the Staten Island Council on Developmental Disabilities.

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