‘The Short Bus’ Author Jonathan Mooney to Speak Oct. 3

| September 24, 2013
"The Short Bus"

“The Short Bus”

Jonathan Mooney, author of The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal, will speak on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m., at Webster University’s East Academic Building, rooms 253/262. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Short Bus was selected by the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies as the common reading for Webster’s 2013-2014 Year of International Human Rights, which focuses on the theme of Disability Rights.

To view human rights events at Webster, please visit www.webster.edu/humanrights.

About Jonathan Mooney

When his teachers decided Mooney needed special ed because he couldn’t follow directions, sit still, or read well, he feared he’d lost his chance to be a regular kid. Suddenly he was “not normal.” Suddenly he was a short-bus rider destined to travel a harder road, a distinction that screamed out his “difference” to a hostile world. Along with other kids facing similar challenges, he was denigrated daily. He almost lost hope. Yet ultimately, Jon shocked the skeptics, graduating with honors from Brown University. But he could never shake the voice that insisted he would always be “less than.”

To learn more about Mooney, visit his website.

 

 

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