University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Public Affairs (MC 288)
601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607-7113, (312) 996-3456,

October 28, 1999 Contact: Jody Oesterreicher (312) 996-8277,


WHO: John Hockenberry, the NBC-TV correspondent who uses a wheelchair, will give a presentation at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

WHAT: Hockenberry will present a video of his one-man play "Spoke Man" and lead a discussion with the audience after the screening. "Spoke Man" is based on Hockenberry's popular book "Moving Violations."

Hockenberry's presentation is sponsored by the Disability Arts and Culture Center in UIC's College of Health and Human Development Sciences. The center, sponsored in part by UIC's department of disability and human development, is a coalition of community groups and individuals promoting and celebrating disability art and culture.

UIC's Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities is sponsoring a welcome reception for Hockenberry, with refreshments, before the presentation.

Captioning, sign language interpretation and personal assistance will be provided.

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 12 5 - 6 p.m. Reception 6 - 9 p.m. Hockenberry's presentation

WHERE: UIC's Chicago Circle Center, 750 S. Halsted St., room 605 Pay parking is available across the street.

COST: The suggested donation for attending this event is $15.

CONTACT: The public may call (312) 355-0551 for more information.


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