Don't miss this very special meeting on Thursday, September 23, featuring special guest, Judy Heumann. Judy is an internationally recognized leader in the disability community and a lifelong civil rights advocate for people with disabilities. Majolyn, a student from Hostos Community College, suggested that we invite Judy to a meeting and she accepted! This call will be a time to hear from Judy as well as being able to ask her questions about the disability movement in the past, today, and what she hopes to see in the future. Students, graduates, and advocates with disabilities are welcome to attend and have a chance to ask Judy a question or just listen. Supporters are also welcome to attend.
A bit more about Judy: Judy Heumann is an internationally recognized leader in the disability community and a lifelong civil rights advocate for people with disabilities. Her memoir Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist, was published in 2020. She also is a part of a film called Crip Camp which shares the story of disabled teens at camp in the 1970’s and how they helped sparked the disability civil rights movement. Judy attended this camp and was one of the original organizers of the disability rights movement.
She has been featured in numerous documentaries on the history of the disability rights movement and she delivered a TED talk in the spring of 2018. Judy was a founding member of the Berkeley Center for Independent Living which helped launch the independent living movement. She also co-founded the World Institute on Disability. Judy has helped to pass many important laws for people with disabilities including the Americans with Disabilities Act. Judy continued to work on disability issues in government at the Department of Education, the State Department, and at other organizations including the Ford Foundation. Judy continues to be active in the disability community with young leaders and currently hosts a podcast called The Heumann Perspective where she interviews disabled changemakers and their allies.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. Registration is required. Judy Heumann will be taking questions and preference will be given to people with disabilities.