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Distinguished Lecture on Disability: The Disability Rights Movement: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We Need to Go

Wednesday, October 14
5:45 – 7:15 p.m.

Join us for a lecture from Judy Heumann, a pioneer in the disability rights movement. Heumann began her activism early in life, winning a landmark court case to become New York City public schools’ first teacher in a wheelchair, and was a driving force behind the passage and implementation of federal civil rights legislation for disabled people in the 1970s. She has been an adviser on disability issues to the World Bank and the U.S. Department of State, among many other leadership roles, and in 2017 she joined the Ford Foundation as a senior fellow working to change the portrayals of disabled people in the media. She is the author of Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist, written with Kristen Joiner.

The event will have ASL interpretation and CART services. Please contact for any disability access or accommodation questions.

The Fordham Distinguished Lecture on Disability is organized by the Faculty Working Group on Disability and co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, the Graduate School of Education, the School of Law, the Gabelli School of Business, the Graduate School of Social Service, the Department of Economics, and the Department of English.


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.