You’re invited: Event with disability advocate Judith Heumann today, Dec. 2

December 2, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Judith Heumann is a lifelong advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.

She contracted polio in 1949 and was denied the right to attend school because she was a “fire hazard” at the age of 5. She is now an internationally-recognized leader in the disability rights community, featured in Netflix’s “Crip Camp” documentary, and author of “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist.”.

Heumann has shaped significant disability rights legislation, particularly as a member of the U.S. State Department during the Obama administration, serving as special advisor for international disability rights.

She will speak at noon today, Dec. 2, to the U-M community via Zoom (

This event is co-sponsored by the U-M School of Nursing Office of Health Equity & Inclusion, U-M Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services, Michigan Medicine Office of Health Equity & Inclusion, Michigan Medicine PD/E & Nursing Department, the U-M Council for Disability Concerns and the UMSN Disability Nursing Association.