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Judith Heumann

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Judith Heumann - disability warrior


One of the most influential disability rights activists in history tells her story of her fight for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human


26 Aug 2021

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Emma-Jean Thackray, Dr Pamela Warner, Charlotte Edwards and Niki Adams, Judith Heumann

Woman's Hour

Anita Rani talks to Emma-Jean Thackray about her debut album Yellow, which has debuted at number one on the Jazz & Blues Chart. Will the young women smashing it at the Olympics in the new urban sports of BMX freestyling, Skateboarding and Sport Climbing inspire a new generation of girls to follow in their footsteps? We talk to skateboarder Hannah Shrewsbury and BMX freestyler Kayley Ashworth.Cricket legend Baroness Rachel Heyhoe-Flint is to be honoured with a gate named in her memory at Lords and we hear reaction from her son Ben Heyhoe-Flint. A drug that has been used to treat critically ill patients suffering from Covid may also help women who struggle with heavy periods. A small trial, in development long before the pandemic, has found that the steroid Dexamethasone, a cheap anti-inflammatory drug, could help reduce heavy menstrual bleeding. We hear from Dr Pamela Warner, the lead author of the research.Sex worker Charlotte Edwards explains how she applied via her bank for the government’s Bounce Back Loan, which is available to small business and the self-employed but she was initially declined due to her occupation. The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation, although profession is not currently a ‘protected characteristic’. We explore the implications of financial exclusion for sex workers with Charlotte and to Niki Adams of the English Collective of Prostitutes.And we hear from the American disability rights activist Judith Heumann. Paralysed from polio at eighteen months, she has campaigned tirelessly for decades in the Disability Rights Movement, both at home and abroad. Presenter: Anita RaniProducer: Lisa JenkinsonStudio Engineer: Gayl GordonPhotograph by Joe Magowan


6 Aug 2021

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Judith Heumann - 'Crip Camp'

Awards Chatter

The Martin Luther King of the disability rights movement reflects on how polio shaped her childhood, why she became an activist and the legacy of the camp at the center of Netflix’s Oscar-nominated documentary in which she appears.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

7 Apr 2021

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Disabling ableism: Judith Heumann

TELUS Talks with Tamara Taggart

Judith Heumann is an internationally-recognized author and leader in the Disability Rights movement. She served in both the Clinton and Obama administrations and was a key figure in the Netflix documentary Crip Camp. She believes we must keep telling the stories of people living with disabilities to create change. Judith and Tamara discuss advocating for legal, educational and economic rights and how we all need to check our intentionally and unintentionally ableist actions.


15 Sep 2020

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Judith Heumann, American Disability Rights Activist

The Oxford Union

Since founding the civil rights organisation, Disability In Action, in 1970, Heumann has been at the very core of the disability rights movement in the United States. In 2010, Judy was nominated by President Obama as the first Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the US Department of State, previously serving as the World Bank's First Advisor on Disability and Development. Earlier this year, she was the central feature of the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary Crip Camp.  Her memoir, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist was published earlier this year.

1hr 9mins

20 May 2020

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Judith Heumann | Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

Free Library Podcast

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. (recorded 4/16/2020)

1hr 7mins

17 Apr 2020

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Episode 167: Judith Heumann "Crip Camp" (Netflix), Author "Being Heumann"

Pop Culture Confidential

This week we are honored to have disability rights activist Judith Heumann on the show. Ms Heumann is the author of “Being Heumann” (together with Kristen Joiner) and stars in the new Netflix documentary “Crip Camp”, exec produced by Michelle and Barack Obama. She talks to us about how her experiences; like contracting polio in 1949, being denied the right to attend school at age five, facing discrimination in life and work, have shaped her activism and civil rights work.Judith Heumann is an internationally recognized leader in the disability rights community. She served in the Clinton Administration as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services and she was appointed by President Obama as the first Special Advisor for International Disability Rights. “Being Heumann” is on Amazon now and “Crip Camp” premieres on Netflix March 25th Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


24 Mar 2020

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In conversation with Judith Heumann

The Pulse on AMI-audio

Judith Heumann is a disability and civil rights activist. She’s also the senior fellow at the Ford Foundation. She discusses her new memoir called “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist.” This is the March 23, 2020 episode.


23 Mar 2020

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The Daily Show: Global Edition - Super Tuesday Drama & Coronavirus Fears | Judith Heumann

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

Trevor covers the fallout from the 2020 Super Tuesday elections, Roy Wood Jr. gives tips on avoiding the coronavirus, and activist Judith Heumann discusses "Being Heumann." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


9 Mar 2020

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Triumph, Defeat and Disruption on Super Tuesday | Judith Heumann

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

Trevor gives his next-day analysis of Super Tuesday, Lewis Black rails against the scourge of "sharenting," and activist Judith Heumann discusses her book "Being Heumann." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


5 Mar 2020