The Power of Disability Part 2 — with Judy Heumann


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Lifelong activist and wheelchair user Judy Heumann joins Al Etmanski for this instalment of The Power of Disability. Judy is a powerful advocate in the disability movement both in the US and globally. She and Al talk about her long history of fighting for the rights of disabled people, a part of which is featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution. Judy shares stories about significant organizing moments and camaraderie in liberation movements, speaking to the importance for the voices of disabled people to come forward. They also discuss Judy’s appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, creating a thriving disability culture, and the changing nature of allyship. “It's important to work collaboratively with people, to try to have big dreams, to recognize they may not happen overnight, and to be able to change.” - Judy Heumann Read the full transcript of this episode: ABOUT THE SERIES The Power of Disability is a series of Below the Radar. Host Al Etmanski brings us enlightening conversations, featuring guests with disabilities who have been influential in arts, activism, science, and more. This series is a continuation of the work Al has shared in the book, The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World, which reveals that people with disabilities are the invisible force that has shaped history. Resources: Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist: Film: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution: Judy Heumann on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Judy Heumann - Wiki: The Heumann Perspective - YouTube channel: Judy Heumann’s TED talk: Judy Heumann on Twitter: American Association of People with Disabilities’ REV UP campaign: Al Etmanski’s website: The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World:

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