We welcome students, educators, and anyone fighting for belonging and social justice to join us March 1 for the culminating event in our 2022 - 2023 All Community Read. This virtual keynote event with internationally recognized disability justice leader Judy Heumann, will be broadcast live online as a classroom-friendly YouTube event.
Together we’ll be inspired by Judy’s story of bravery and persistence and hear her share how she came to lead a movement, galvanize a community, and help pass revolutionary civil rights legislation. Following the keynote, the event will also feature a special Q&A with questions from Facing History students.
This event is also part of our We Are Facing History Community Conversation series, which brings together scholars, education leaders, changemakers, upstanders, and you, for informative and inspiring conversations on the most pressing issues we face today.
About Judy 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 Disabilities Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Her memoir, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist, co-authored by Kristen Joiner, was published in 2020.
Read more about Judy here.
Viewing this Event
This event will be streamed on YouTube Live. If your school blocks or restricts the use of YouTube, please connect with your school's IT administrator to gain access to this event.
All of Facing History's YouTube streams are in the category "Non-Profits and Activism" and our entire YouTube Channel is set to "Made for Kids". "Made for Kids" disables commenting and live chat. School districts typically allow the "Non-Profits and Activism" category. Therefore, our live and recorded streams should not be blocked in Restricted Mode. Please confirm with your school's IT department.
Due to our security policies around youth, students cannot register individually for this event but are encouraged to find an adult who can assist them with gaining access.