9780807019290-0807019291-Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

ISBN-13: 9780807019290
ISBN-10: 0807019291
Author: Heumann, Judith, Joiner, Kristen
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780807019290
ISBN-10: 0807019291
Author: Heumann, Judith, Joiner, Kristen
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Heumann, Judith, Joiner, Kristen wrote Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist comprising 240 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0807019291 and 9780807019290. Since then Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 5.15 or rent at the marketplace.

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One of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human.

A story of fighting to belong in a world that wasn’t built for all of us and of one woman’s activism—from the streets of Brooklyn and San Francisco to inside the halls of Washington—Being Heumann recounts Judy Heumann’s lifelong battle to achieve respect, acceptance, and inclusion in society.

Paralyzed from polio at eighteen months, Judy’s struggle for equality began early in life. From fighting to attend grade school after being described as a “fire hazard” to later winning a lawsuit against the New York City school system for denying her a teacher’s license because of her paralysis, Judy’s actions set a precedent that fundamentally improved rights for disabled people.

As a young woman, Judy rolled her wheelchair through the doors of the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in San Francisco as a leader of the Section 504 Sit-In, the longest takeover of a governmental building in US history. Working with a community of over 150 disabled activists and allies, Judy successfully pressured the Carter administration to implement protections for disabled peoples’ rights, sparking a national movement and leading to the creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Candid, intimate, and irreverent, Judy Heumann’s memoir about resistance to exclusion invites readers to imagine and make real a world in which we all belong.
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