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PeerConnect: Being Heumann Book Discussion
April 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm CDT - 7:00 pm CDT
Join us for a discussion on the recently released book, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist! Please read or listen to the book, which can be found on Amazon, prior to our discussion.
About Being Heumann:
One of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human.
A story of fighting to belong in a world that wasn’t built for all of us and of one woman’s activism—from the streets of Brooklyn and San Francisco to inside the halls of Washington—Being Heumann recounts Judy Heumann’s lifelong battle to achieve respect, acceptance, and inclusion in society.
Written by Judith Huemann with Kristen Joiner
BACKBONES PeerConnect is a program offering monthly online meetups for people in the spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) community looking to connect with their peers. Whether you have many years post injury, or if you are new to the community, PeerConnect is a great way to meet others, share your story, and learn from other people with similar experiences to you.
PeerConnect meetups will be offered monthly via Zoom Video Conferencing. Up to 10 participants with SCI/D will be allowed to register via Zoom. There will be a waitlist – in the case a registered participant must cancel we will offer the spot to the next person on the list. Participants will be emailed the meeting link a few days prior to the session and the morning of.
PeerConnect sessions will be started and moderated by a person with SCI/D who has experience with peer support and mentoring.