The first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma is a human rights lawyer advancing disability justice.
Ms. Girma's tireless advocacy for people with disabilities won her the Helen Keller Achievement Award as well as praise from President Obama, who named her White House Champion of Change. Haben teaches organizations the importance of choosing inclusion and has redefined the definition of disability, believing that it is an opportunity for innovation. Haben will be talking about her memoir, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, how she become an advocate and her journey from isolation to extraordinary accomplishment. The event is co-sponsored by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc.
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Registration will close at 1 pm on Saturday, June 5.
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AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | Adult |
EVENT TYPE: | Special Event | Meet the Author | Lectures and Discussions |
TAGS: | Virtual Program | Official Partnership | Friends of the Library |