Award-Winning Journalist Ronnie Polaneczky to Speak on Community Connections, Social Justice for People with Intellectual Disabilities July 17

 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. – Mosaic, a national nonprofit that provides support services to people with intellectual disabilities, will host a talk by award-winning journalist Ronnie Polaneczky on community connections, civil rights and social justice for people with intellectual disabilities.

The event, which is open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at the downtown Hilton in Omaha.

As a newspaper columnist since 1999, both for Philadelphia Daily News and The Philadelphia Inquirer, Polaneczky offers a front-steps perspective on every aspect of city life.

She was the 2015 recipient of the Eugene C. Pulliam Journalism Fellowship, which she used to dig deep into the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, a largely hidden population whose needs are too often neglected. She recently published a compelling, four-part series called “Falling Off the Cliff,” which shines a light on the dearth of services available once a person with a disability turns 21.

Polaneczky’s presentation will be followed by a moderated question and answer session.

RSVP to attend in person by emailing jaime.corsar@mosaicinfo.org.

RSVP for the Facebook Live Stream online.