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R.J. Mitte will speak at Canisius College on March 5, 7:30 p.m. in the Regis Room.

Mitte played Walt Jr., the son of the cancer-stricken science teacher-turned-drug manufacturer Walter White on the Emmy-winning AMC drama “Breaking Bad”. Like his character on the show, Mitte has cerebral palsy, although his is a milder form of the disability.
Beyond his acting, Mitte is involved with several organizations that raise awareness of equality and diversity. He is the Youth Spokesperson for the National Disability Institute’s Real Economic Impact Tour, which works to improve the financial situation of low-income persons with disabilities. He is also a spokesperson for “I AM PWD,” the tri-union campaign (SAG, AFTRA & Actors’ Equity) that advocates for actors with disabilities.
Currently, he is working with PACER’s National Center for Bullying Prevention on a nationwide campaign designed to educate those who see bullying, leveraging peer-to-peer support.

Mitte’s visit is sponsored by Campus Programming and Leadership Development and the Fitzpatrick Institute for Public Policy and Leadership.  For more information, please contact CPLD, Ext. 2190.

Submitted by: Brian Smith, director of Leadership Development and Event Management