ONLINE CLASS: Life From a Different Perspective: Disability Stories (2429)

Four Mondays: February 5, 19 March 4, 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET Online

Price: 
$130 per person (10% off for members)

Lecture and Discussion. This live class will be recorded and available for later viewing.

Live captioning will be provided for all classes, as well as ASL interpretation upon request.  Request for ASL interpretation due by January 31 to classes@politics-prose.com

The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center is a proud sponsor of this class. The Center provides training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact: adainfo.org or call 1-800-949-4232 (DC, DE, VA, WVA, PA, MD).

“I never wished I didn’t have a disability,” wrote award-winning disability advocate Judy Heumann, in her memoir Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist. How do others with disabilities look at their challenges and their lives – and how might we all reframe our own perceptions? This class will explore books by authors with a wide variety of disabilities – blind, deaf/blind, Down Syndrome, learning disabilities, visible and invisible. Some books focus on life with a particular disability, some on totally unrelated topics: we are constantly reminded that with a few limiting exceptions, these authors are exceptionally capable and often brilliant. For the first class, we will all read Ms. Heumann’s memoir and meet her fellow disability advocate Luby Ismail, founder of Connecting Cultures. During each of the subsequent classes, participants may choose to read one or both of the listed titles.

All authors have confirmed plans to participate in the class when their book is discussed.  

Reading Schedule and books (if there is an "or" you can choose either book to read):

February 5
Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist (9780807002803) by Judy Heumann
 
February 19
Mexico by Touch: True Life Experiences of a Blind American DeeJay (9781410735904) by Larry Johnson
OR
Haben: The Deafblind Woman who Conquered Harvard Law (9781538728727) by Haben Girma
 
March 4
More Alike Than Different: My Life with Down Syndrome (9781633886285) by David Egan with Kathleen Egan
OR
Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive, Outside the Lines (9781250771261) by Jonathan Mooney
 
March 18
True or False: A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News (9781250833082) by Cindy L. Otis
OR
Breathe and Count Back from Ten (9780358536864) by Natalia Sylvester

Karen Leggett Abouraya is a journalist and children’s author as well as a longtime disability advocate in Montgomery County, Maryland. She chairs the Transition Work Group, a coalition of service providers and government agencies serving young adults with intellectual disabilities and autism. The Transition Work Group organizes two annual resource fairs for families and self-advocates. In 2019, she received an award for meritorious service from The Arc Maryland.

 

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist By Judith Heumann, Kristen Joiner Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807002803
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Published: Beacon Press - February 23rd, 2021

Mexico By Touch: True life experiences of a blind American DeeJay By Larry P. Johnson Cover Image
$14.50
ISBN: 9781410735904
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: 1st Book Library - June 30th, 2003

Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law By Haben Girma Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538728727
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Twelve - August 6th, 2019

More Alike Than Different: My Life with Down Syndrome By David Egan (Memoir by), Kathleen Egan (Contribution by) Cover Image
By David Egan (Memoir by), Kathleen Egan (Contribution by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781633886285
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Published: Prometheus Books - September 7th, 2020

Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive, Outside the Lines By Jonathan Mooney Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250771261
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - December 29th, 2020

True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News By Cindy L. Otis Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250833082
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - July 26th, 2022

Breathe and Count Back from Ten By Natalia Sylvester Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780358536864
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - May 10th, 2022