In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition
A world-renowned leader in the Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement, featured in the new film Crip Camp, Judith Heumann has spent four decades working with a wide array of governmental agencies, activist groups, and NGOs on legislation and policy to benefit disabled people. Praised by Hillary Clinton for her “insights, knowledge, sass, and wit,” Heumann served in Bill Clinton’s administration, shaping disability policy in the Department of Education, and was appointed by Barack Obama as the Special Advisor on Disability Rights for the State Department. She is also a former Senior Fellow at the Ford Foundation and advisor to the World Bank. Being Heumann is a memoir of her early struggle for education equality and lifelong crusade for inclusion and community for disabled people everywhere.