ESU Invites the General Public to The Daryl Mitchell Program to Celebrate African-American Heritage Month

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A highlight of African-American Heritage Month at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will be The Daryl Mitchell Program on Thursday March 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Niedbala Auditorium in the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. This program, which is open to the general public at no cost, will highlight the actor’s real-life experience with paralysis after an accident in 2000.  It will also feature a candid discussion with Mitchell about risk management and smart decision-making.

Mitchell is now a lecturer and is the minority outreach spokesperson for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, a foundation dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. Mitchell has appeared in numerous films and television shows both before and after his injury, including: Veronica’s Closet and The Country Bears.

For more information about ESU’s African-American Heritage Month events, please contact Cornelia Sewell-Allen, coordinator of the office of Multicultural Affairs, at 570-422-3896 or by email at csewell@esu.edu.