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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Talk by Judith Heumann at UC Berkeley


Judith E. Heumann
On the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Monday April 30, 2012 4-5:30 pm (Reception at 3:30), Alumni House, UC

Internationally acclaimed leader in the disability rights movement Judith
E. Heumann, Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State for
International Disability Rights, will speak at a briefing on the
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, at 4 p.m. on
Monday, April 30, in the Tillman room at Alumni House. A reception to
greet this honored Berkeley alumna will precede the briefing at 3:30 pm.
Judith Heumann, one of Berkeley’s most influential alums (she received her
Masters of Public Health here in 1975), is an internationally recognized
leader in the disability community and a lifelong civil rights advocate
for disadvantaged people. Before being appointed as the first Special
Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of
State, she served as the Director for the Department on Disability
Services for the District of Columbia, as the World Bank's first Adviser
on Disability and Development, and in the Clinton Administration as the
Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative
Services in the Department of Education. For more than 30 years, Heumann
has been involved on the international front working with disabled
people’s organizations and governments around the world to advance the
human rights of disabled people. She co-founded the pioneering Center for
Independent Living and the World Institute on Disability in Berkeley.
Heumann will be joined at this briefing by three respondents: Susan
Henderson, Executive Director of Disability Rights Education and Defense
Fund; Bruce Curtis, Director of International programs at World Institute
on Disability; and Victor Pineda, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, City
and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley.
This event is wheelchair accessible. To request an accommodation, please
email Please refrain from wearing scented
CONTACT: Susan Schweik, Professor, English Department, UC Berkeley,
Berkeley CA 94720.; Victor Pineda, City and Regional
Planning, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720.

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