Lifelong Disability Rights Champion Judith Heumann to Participate in Campus Celebration

Judith Heumann, internationally recognized disability rights leader and activist will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities and guests worldwide Oct. 28-29. The Life Span Institute is a proud co-sponsor of “ADA 30 – Nothing About Us Without Us – A Celebration with Judith Heumann,” scheduled for Oct. 28-29.

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The events, which may be held virtually because of COVID-19, include a keynote by Heumann and additional programming to be announced in fall 2020. The two-day celebration is organized by the KU ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessibility and 44 other campus and community partners. More information and an event schedule are on the event website.

Ray Mizumura-Pence, associate teaching professor of American Studies and co-Director of the Disability Studies Seminar at the Hall Center for the Humanities, prepared a list of resources across books, websites, film, and other media for those who would like to learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act and people with disabilities.