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Contemporary Conversations with Haben Girma - Virtual

Conquering Harvard & Becoming a Disability Rights Advocate

2021-06-05 15:00:00 2021-06-05 16:30:00 America/New_York Contemporary Conversations with Haben Girma - Virtual The first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma is a human rights lawyer advancing disability justice. Virtual Branch -

Saturday, June 05
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-06-05 15:00:00 2021-06-05 16:30:00 America/New_York Contemporary Conversations with Haben Girma - Virtual The first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma is a human rights lawyer advancing disability justice. Virtual Branch -

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.

Registration required. As part of County Government, MCPL does not collect personal information other than for the purpose of providing programs or services. 

Registration will close at 1 pm on Saturday, June 5.

The Zoom link to participate in the program will be sent to registrants 24 hours prior to the event and again 2 hours before the program starts.

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