A Dialog with Judy Heumann, Incapacity Rights Activist

Judy Heumann is one of the nation’s leading voices on disabled access issues. As a lifelong advocate of disability rights, Judy played a central role in leading and advocating organizations and in the Implementation of civil rights laws for people with disabilities, including Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act, 1973), IDEA (1975), Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) and on at international level with the UN Disability Rights Convention (2007). She continues to advocate empowering people with disabilities around the world and was a co-founder of the World Institute on Disability. Judy previously served in the federal government as a special advisor on international disability rights at the US State Department (2010-2017) and in the Ministry of Education (1993-2001) as Asst. Secretary of the Office for Special Education and Rehabilitation.

* This lecture is made possible with the support of the UCSD Changemaker Institute https://changemaker.ucsd.edu/ and is organized by the Changemaker Faculty Fellows Lisa Porter (Theater & Dance) & Matthew Herbst (Making of the Modern World, Eleanor Roosevelt College) with special thanks to the culture, art and technology program at Sixth College.

Wednesday, May 12th, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Virtual event

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