Judy Heumann is one of the nation's leading voices on disability justice. A life-long champion of disability rights, Judy played a pivotal role in organizational leadership and advocacy and in the implementation of civil rights legislation for people with disabilities, including Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act, 1973), the IDEA (1975), the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), and, on an international level, with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2007). She continues to advance the empowerment of 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 Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. State Department (2010-2017) and in the Department of Education (1993-2001) as Asst. Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.

*This talk is made possible with support from the UCSD Changemaker Institute https://changemaker.ucsd.edu/and is organized by Changemaker Faculty Fellows Lisa Porter (Theatre & Dance) & Matthew Herbst (Making of the Modern World, Eleanor Roosevelt College) with special thanks to Sixth College’s Culture, Art, and Technology Program.

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