An AHEAD/CAPED Memorial and Teach-In in Honor of the Life of Judy Heumann
Thursday, March 30, 1:30-3pm Eastern/10:30am-noon Pacific
Judy Heumann, the iconic “mother” of the disability rights movement has passed. A leader of the famous 504 Sit-In, she leaves behind a legacy of values, insights, and practices that shows us all the path to achieving disability justice. You, as well as your students and colleagues, are invited to join this memorial webinar to hear from Judy’s collaborators and mentees about the most important events and accomplishments of her life and the lessons to be learned. Paul Grossman, Executive Counsel of AHEAD and direct witness to the 504 Sit-In, will lead with a short history of Judy’s role in establishing disability rights in the U.S. This presentation will be followed by a panel of speakers who knew, loved, and collaborated with Judy - all disability rights and justice leaders in their own right - with personal recollections of Judy, including: Catherine Campisi, Amanda Kraus, Anthony Tusler, and John Wodatch.
We welcome everyone to this thoughtful and joyous remembrance of the life of a civil rights pioneer.