Peckham Speaker Series – Mario Bonds


Peckham Inc., a nonprofit vocational rehabilitation organization that provides paid job training for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, and its Peckham Community Partnership Foundation host a biannual Speaker Series that brings national speakers, authors, disability rights advocates and individuals who have overcome personal challenges to speak at Peckham’s headquarters in Lansing. The Speaker Series raises awareness about disabilities and other world issues while celebrating ability and diversity. 

Mario Bonds, an author, fitness model and singer/songwriter known for his appearances on “The Glee Project” and “American Idol,” will visit Peckham’s headquarters 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 18 to share an inspirational speech and performance, "Without Sight but Full of Vision: Redefining What it Means to be Disabled.” He will touch on his triumphs over abuse, abandonment and going blind at 9 years old, among other topics.

The events are free and open to the public, with opportunities to attend either in-person sessions or online livestreams. To register, visit


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