As part of the all-virtual 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book, advocate and author Judith Heumann (Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist) discussed her book and her life’s work in conversation with John Wodatch. Through Being Heumann, one of the most influential disability rights activists in U.S. history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human.
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- The young readers version of Being Heumann, Rolling Warrior: The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward, True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution by Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner, is available for pre-order (June 2021).
- The Oscar-nominated Crip Camp may be watched online via Netflix and YouTube here.
“Thoughtful and illuminating, this inspiring story is a must-read for activists and civil rights supporters.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A driving force in the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act looks back on a long career of activism… A welcome account of politics in action, and for the best of causes.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A moving chronicle of social change, Being Heumann will restore your hope in our democracy and the power of our shared humanity.“ —Darren Walker, president, Ford Foundation
Thanks to our community partners for sharing information about this event: Disability Advocacy & Action Committee at UVA, Disability Studies Initiative at UVA, and UVA Student Disability Access Center