A Conversation with Judith Heumann


Date: Thursday, August 20, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenters: The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI) presents A Conversation with Judith Heumann. Heumann is a lifelong advocate for the rights of disabled people. Her extensive accomplishments include co-founding Disability in Action and the World Institute on Disability, serving in the Clinton Administration as Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services at the US Department of Education, and most notably, being the first person to serve as a Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, a position established by the Obama Administration. She served as the World Bank’s first Special Advisor, and recently published Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist.

It has been thirty years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, but we know there is so much more to be done in regard to civil rights for people with disabilities around the world. So, what’s next? Join HDI and Judith Heumann on August 20th to hear more about her vision for the future.

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