The Legacy Mission at County Faculty of Morris Declares Its Ultimate Programming for Spring Featured are a Dialogue on an Oscar-Nominated Documentary, a Incapacity Rights Activist and Extra

RANDOLPH, NJ: The Legacy Project at the County College of Morris (CCM) completes its programming for 2021 with several notable online programs. This includes an evening reflection on the Oscar-nominated documentary Crip Camp, a discussion with a well-respected disability rights activist, a talk on America in the post-Cold War world and a retelling of a woman’s search for justice.

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The upcoming legacy project programs are:

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A lecture by Dr. Stuart Gottlieb, Columbia University, Tuesday, April 20, 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Stuart Gottlieb, a faculty member at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a member of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, will give a talk on “America in the Post-Cold War World: An Unsafe Experiment with Power”. Gottlieb is currently working on a book entitled “Experimental Power: The Rise and Role of America in World Affairs” (Yale University Press).

Journalist Sierra Crane Murdoch, Thursday, April 22nd, 7pm

A Q&A with renowned journalist and writer Sierra Crane Murdoch. She will speak about her 2020 book, Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in the Indian Land, which the New York Times calls a “Notable” book.

An evening of reflection on Crip Camp: A Disabled Revolution, April 27th, 7pm

A discussion about the Oscar-nominated documentary “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” with disability rights activist Judith Heumann. “Crip Camp” was nominated for the best documentary of the year. ASL interpreters will be in attendance and Zoom audio subtitles will be available.

A discussion with the disability rights activist Judith Heumann – Thursday, April 29th, at 7 p.m.

The discussion is sponsored by New Jersey AHEAD, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and the CCM Office of Accessibility Services and Commemoration Committee, and includes Judith Heumann, a lifelong advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. ASL interpreters will be in attendance and Zoom audio subtitles will be available.

Heumann contracted polio in Brooklyn in 1949 and began using a wheelchair for mobility. She was denied school attendance because she was classified as a “fire hazard”. Her parents played a strong role in the fight for her rights as a child, but Heumann soon found that she had to be advocacy in collaboration with other disabled people due to constant discrimination.

She is now an internationally recognized leader in the disability rights community. She is the author of Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Paper by a Disability Activist, a paper co-authored with Kristen Joiner.

“Judith Heumann is the personification of the Disability Rights Movement,” said Maria Schiano, MSW, director of the Office of Accessibility Services at CCM; AHEAD General Director; and President of New Jersey AHEAD. “This discussion means everything, especially to disabled students, faculty, staff, and community members. Personally, it is a dream come true and an incredible honor to share the same space with one of the greatest disability advocates ever. “

“It is an incredible honor to welcome disability rights activist Judith Heumann to the Legacy Project,” said Professor John Soltes, co-chair of the Legacy Project. “She continues to change the world as she enters and we are so grateful that she is part of this presentation of the Legacy Project.”

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to attend Judith Heumman’s event on April 29th – I know she’s a rock star for so many others,” added Laura J. Brenner-Scotti, ADA coordinator and Associate Director of the Office of Accessibility Services at Thomas Edison State University.

Part of the programming of the CCM Legacy Project is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a government partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, results, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

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