The College of Staten Island (CSI) will present the Willowbrook Memorial Lecture: “The Willowbrook Mile Experience” on Tuesday, May 2 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm in the Lorraine and Gordon Di Paolo Board Room (Building 1A, Room 406).

Keynote speaker Diane M. Buglioli, MPA Deputy Executive Director, A Very Special Place and Co-Chairperson Staten Island Developmental Disability Council (SIDDC) Willowbrook Property Planning Committee, will join Barbra Teater, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Social Work; Ken Iwama, JD, Vice President for Economic Development, Continuing Studies, and Government Relations, and Chief of Staff, Office of the President; David Goode, PhD, Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology; and Nan Sussman, PhD, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences for this special event.

A reception and guided tours will follow, and refreshments will be provided by Auxiliary Dining Services and Lifestyles Café.

Participants who need special accommodations should contact the Center for Student Accessibility at 718.982.2510 or, or visit the Center in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P), Room 101.

The Willowbrook Mile project is a collaboration among the Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council, the primary advocacy consortium for families and service providers for people with developmental disabilities on Staten Island; the College of Staten Island; the Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities; and the Elizabeth Connelly Resource Center/Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

For more information, please contact Sara Paul at 718.982.2200 or