Saturday, January 01, 2011

Meet "Waddie Welcome" author Jan. 11.


The Milton Disability Awareness Committee (MDAC) will present author Tom Kohler reading and answering questions about his book, "Waddie Welcome and the Beloved Community" Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in Milton City Council Chambers, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107E (click here for directions).

Kohler, a lifelong resident of Savannah, has worked for Chatham Savannah Citizen Advocacy for 31 years. While there he has personally invited more than 3,000 people to step forward and become a citizen advocate. More than 750 people have taken the invitation, and 120 are active as citizen advocates today. Kohler also routinely speaks at keynote conferences in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom.

"Waddie Welcome and the Beloved Community" tells the story of friendships that transcended divisions of disability, race, and income and created powerful new possibilities in a whole community. Former President Jimmy Carter called the book "a modern day parable."

For more information on the book, visit here for more information on MDAC.

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