A Conversation with Haben Girma on Wed, October 16th | 4pm - 6pm
THE OFFICE OF ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION, DIVERSITY & ACCESS, AND STANFORD ASSOCIATION OF LAW STUDENTS FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS PRESENT
A Conversation with Haben Girma
Wed, October 16, 2019 | 4pm
Stanford Law School, Room 290 (F.I.R. Hall, 2nd Floor) <-- NEW LOCATION!
Reserve your seat: oae.stanford.edu/rsvp
Haben Girma, a Bay Area native and the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, has earned accolades for her work as a disability rights advocate and activist. She has been listed in Forbes' 30 Under 30, received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, and was named a White House Champion of Change by President Obama.
Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law describes the complex history and joy of her Eritrean immigrant heritage next to her struggles with the bureaucracy of an American school system. She demonstrates an early and stubborn dedication to feminist ideals while adopting new technologies to facilitate her independence and autonomy. And through it all, Haben's warm, funny, optimistic voice is emphatic on these points: that inclusion is a choice; that disability is an opportunity for innovation; that in using innovation we can unlock pools of talent from an oft-overlooked community; and that personal stories can reframe difference as a powerful asset.
Haben will be interviewed by Dr. Lindsey Felt, a Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University.
4 pm Conversation - Stanford Law School, Room 290 (F.I.R. Hall, 2nd Floor)
5 pm Book Signing & Reception - Russo Commons Lounge (by Law School Cafe, 1st Floor)
Books will be available for purchase at the event.
ASL Interpreted | Open Captions | Wheelchair Access