Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum presents Funk Family Upstander Speaker Series: Judith Heumann
At five years old, Judith Heumann was denied the right to attend public school because the wheelchair she used after contracting polio was deemed a "fire hazard." Heumann channeled this early experience with discrimination, as well as many instances thereafter, into becoming a tireless advocate for the rights of disabled people. A leader at the forefront of the disability rights movement, Heumann played a key role in advancing the independent living movement and implementing national legislation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Heumann will discuss how she has dedicated her life to advocacy and enacted positive change for millions of people living with disabilities in the United States.