Judy Heumann is an internationally recognized leader in the disability community and a lifelong civil rights advocate. From fighting to attend grade school to winning a lawsuit against the New York City school system for denying her a teachers license, her actions throughout her life set a precedent that have fundamentally improved rights for people with disabilities, sparking a national movement that led to the creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has worked with a wide range of activist organizations, NGOs, and governments since the 1970s, serving in the Clinton and Obama administrations and as the World Banks first adviser on disability and development. In Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist, she recounts her lifelong battle to achieve respect, acceptance, and inclusion in society.|
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New York, NY 10011
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