Judy Heumann, Advocate for People With Disabilities, Has Died

The news of the loss of Judith Heumann saddens us. If you know anything about the Disability Rights movement, you know about Judy’s fierce advocacy, knowledge, and fearlessness when demanding accessibility for all disabled people. In her mind, Disability Rights were and are Human Rights.

As she said many times, she wanted to see feisty disabled people change the world. We hope we can honor her memory with feisty, good trouble that will change the world and make it accessible for all people with all disabilities.

We at Harlem Independent Living Center remember Judith for her compassion, courage, and steadfastness and as a shining example of how to positively change the world by fighting for the rights of people with disabilities.

We send our deepest condolences to her husband, Jorge Pineda, and their family.

To honor Judy, here is a link to Crip Camp to watch free online:

Crip Camp:

Judy Heumann
Judy Heumann
Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Subways Class Notice for Dissemination

man in wheelchair at the MTA

Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action Lawsuits

You Might Be Affected by a Proposed Class Action About the Accessibility of the New York City Subway System

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