Reimagine Summer Events

Reimagine Candlelight Vigil with "The Mother of Disability Rights" Judy Heumann

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Reimagine Candlelight Vigil with "The Mother of Disability Rights" Judy Heumann

Wednesday, August 03

4:00pm-5:30pm PDT

This is a digital event. You should receive information in your ticket or from the host about how to join online.

At this month's Reimagine Candlelight Vigil, let's honor our loved ones, hold space for grief, and reflect on the possibilities of transformation with Judy Heumann, "the mother of disability rights" and a "badass" according to the Washington Post.

Reimagine has been hosting candlelight vigils throughout the pandemic in order to break down taboos and hold space for all that we've lost. Disability rights advocate Judy Heumann will share stories of growth and transformation in the face of adversity, grief, and struggle.

Judith E. Heumann

Judy Heumann is a lifelong advocate for the rights of disabled people. She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of legislation, such as Section 504, the Individuals with Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Her recently published memoir, co-authored by Kristen Joiner, is “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist.” She is also featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, directed by James LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham. Judy produces a podcast called The Heumann Perspective, which features a variety of members from the disability community.

Judy serves on a number of non-profit boards, including the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Humanity and Inclusion, Human Rights Watch, United States International Council on Disability, and Save the Children. She has 20 years of non-profit experience working with various disability organizations, including being a founding member of the a founding member of the Berkeley Center for Independent Living. Prior to starting the Judith Heumann LLC, she served in the Clinton Administration and Obama administrations.

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A headshot of Judy Heumann, a white woman with short brown hair who uses a wheelchair. She is wearing glasses, silver earrings, and a bright blue shirt with pink embroidered flowers.

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