Episode 61: Being Heumann with Judy Heumann

Judy Heumann is a lifelong disability rights activist—from fighting for her own right to live in a college dorm, to lobbying for the Americans with Disabilities Act, to leading major initiatives at the World Bank and State Department. Judy is committed to removing the barriers that prevent disabled people from fully participating in society, a topic she explores in-depth in her memoir, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist. She tells her story for Can We Talk? and for JWA's revised and updated edition of the Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women.

Released May 25, 2021
  • Cropped cover of Being Heumann.

  • Judith Heumann. Public Domain

  • Cropped cover of "Being Heumann"
  • Judith Heumann


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 61: Being Heumann with Judy Heumann." (Viewed on May 21, 2024) <http://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-61-being-heumann-judy-heumann>.