In this empowering debut, disability rights activist Heumann reveals her indomitable spirit as she battled prejudice and discrimination to gain equal opportunity. Being Heumann An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist. Heumann's book, “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist,” was published in February 2020. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. . Worthwhile reading. And the story is one that every reader, disabled or not, can identify with. Reading her sparkling first person account of this movement was a real treat. Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Judith Heumann (Author), Kristen Joiner (Author), Ali Stroker (Narrator), 4.9 out of 5 stars 233 ratings See all formats and editions 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. Judith Heumann tells her story in an engaging, personal way as though she's speaking directly to you. . . After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year for Nonfiction 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. Her work with a wide range of activist organizations (including the Berkeley Center for Independent Living and the American Association of People with Disabilities), NGOs, and governments since the 1970s has contributed greatly to the development of human rights … What I like about this book is that a reader doesn’t need to know anything about disabilities or movement work to get something out of … Unlimited listening to select Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts. Being Heumann An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist by Judith Heumann, Kristen Joiner available in Hardcover on Powells.com, also read synopsis and reviews. 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. Full of fascinating stories from the disability rights movement, this book will guide future leaders as we work toward a barrier-free world.”—Haben Girma, author of the bestseller Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law“Being Heumann changed me. Intimate and engrossing, this book is a profound gift. Judy Heumann is a true heroine: practical, courageous, and totally badass.”—Sharon Guskin, author of The Forgetting Time“Full of stories of triumph, love, and total badassery, Being Heumann is a look into a world and moment in history that very few know or appreciate. Not every event experienced by Judy is reported, but impressive enough to look back how far US disability rights activists have come. | ISBN 9780807002803 Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist View larger image. A must read.”—Yetnebersh Nigussie, disability rights activist, A Note from JudyProloguePART ONE: BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 1953CHAPTER 1The ButterflyCHAPTER 2InsubordinateCHAPTER 3To Fight or Not to FightCHAPTER 4Fear of FlyingPART TWO: BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA, 1977CHAPTER 5DetainedCHAPTER 6Occupation ArmyCHAPTER 7Soldiers in CombatCHAPTER 8The White HousePART THREE: BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA, 1981CHAPTER 9The ReckoningCHAPTER 10ChingonaCHAPTER 11HumansCHAPTER 12Our StoryAcknowledgmentsNotes, Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. Code in the disability rights have undeniably paved the way for many of us been dismissed by at... 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