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Judith Heumann - Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780807019290
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Published: Beacon Press - February 25th, 2020

An internationally recognized leader in the Disability Rights Independent Living Movement, Heumann has advocated for disability rights since the 1970s, working with many NGOs and serving as the World Bank’s first adviser on disability and development. As she recounts in this powerful memoir, her fight for equal rights began early: she was paralyzed from polio at 18 months, then nearly barred from her second grade classroom on the grounds of being a “fire hazard.” Later she filed a successful suit against the New York City School system for denying her a teacher’s license, led the Section 504-Sit-In at the San Francisco HEW—the longest takeover of a governmental building in U.S. history—and sparked the movement that led to the creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

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