A Twitter Chat has been scheduled with Joseph Shapiro, the author of No Pity, and you are all invited!
Twitter Chat with Author Joe Shapiro on 12/02 at 1pm EST
Joe Shapiro’s Twitter Handle: @NPRJoeShapiro
Meriah’s Twitter Handle: @meriahhudson
How to Participate:
Follow @meriahhudson on Twitter for updates
At 1pm EST on December 2nd (or 10am PST), search #NoPityDisability on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the “Latest” tab for the full conversation.
You can tune in to ONLY the chat’s questions (so you can respond to them) by checking @meriahhudson’s account.
Each question will be tweeted 6-8 minutes apart to give author @NPRJoeShapiro time to answer, and others to chime in.
The Twitter Chat Questions
Introductory Tweets and Questions for Chat
Welcome to the #NoPityDisability chat with author @NPRjoeshapiro. Remember to use the hashtag when you tweet!
This chat is hosted by @meriahhudson on behalf of the Lit League (A Riveting Book Club with a Focus on Disability): https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheLitLeagueBookClub
In order for your tweets to be collected and found by everyone, be sure to respond to a question using the following format “Q1 [your message] #NoPityDisability”
We will be talking about the book No Pity, it’s themes of the disability rights movement, the emergence of disability culture, rights and empowerment in this chat. Please note PwD=people w/ disabilities #NoPityDisability
Questions for Twitter Chat with Joseph Shapiro, author of “No Pity”
Q1 Roll call! Please introduce yourself and share what brought you to talk about No Pity today. #NoPityDisability
Q2 What did you appreciate about the book, No Pity by @NPRJoeShapiro? Why? #NoPityDisability
Q3 What specific questions do members of the Lit League have for @NPRJoeShapiro? (and we can continue after the chat too) #NoPityDisability
Q4 What inspired @NPRJoeShapiro to write No Pity in the first place? #NoPityDisability
Q5 How did No Pity shape reporting @NPRJoeShapiro has done since? #NoPityDisability
Q6 Would @NPRJoeShapiro consider writing a follow up book, given how much has happened since publication? If so, what would the book be about? #NoPityDisability
Q7 What lessons can we PwD learn from other communities (like LGBTQ, African American)? #NoPityDisability
Q8 Recognizing that self-advocacy is best, what are appropriate roles for allies? Especially allies of people with intellectual disabilities? #NoPityDisability
Q9 Where does @NPRJoeShapiro think the new “silent army” is? How can we best reach them? #NoPityDisability
Q10 Based on the research that @NPRJoeShapiro conducted for this book, what does he think the high priorities for advocacy are? #NoPityDisability
Thank you for joining the #NoPityDisability chat. Please continue the conversation by asking @NPRJoeShapiro any questions you have, or comments on his book!
A Storify will be up tomorrow. Check the ##NoPityDisability hashtag and the corresponding blog post on Two Thirds of the Planet (http://www.twothirdsoftheplanet.com)
Meriah Nichols is a career counselor. Solo mom to 3 (one with Down syndrome, one gifted 2E). Deaf, with C-PTSD and TBI, she’s also a gardening nerd who loves cats, Star Trek, and takes her coffee hot and black.