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Haben Girma: Disabilities Advocate

Mon, October 21st, 2019
7:00 pm
- 8:30 pm

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The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, and a spot on Forbes 30 Under 30. Haben travels the world teaching organizations the benefits of fully accessible products and services. She’s a talented storyteller who helps people frame difference as an asset. Her best selling book Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law was featured in the New York Times, Oprah Magazine, People, The Wall Street Journal, and the Today Show.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Accessible Education, the Dean’s Office, the President’s office, the Vice President of Campus Life’s Office, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Class of ’46 Memorial Fund for World Brotherhood.

There will be a meet and greet in the ’62 CTD lobby following the event. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

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