Zoom Event ~ We are happy to be partnering with the Plus Company of Nashua, NH and Author/ Illustrator Maryann Cocca-Leffler on the Book Launch/ Fundraiser for her NEW picture book biography: Fighting for YES! The Story of Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann
DATE: Tuesday, August 9th 7 pm EST
This FREE Zoom Event is Hosted by
The Plus Company
REGISTER HERE: https://form.jotform.com/221914463426152
Join in to hear Author Maryann Cocca-Leffler read and discuss her new book
and Vivien Mildenberger talk about her illustration process.
Purchase Autographed Books and support a good cause!
20% of Book sales will go to The Plus Company, a Nashua, NH
a non-profit organization who provides services to Adults with Disabilities.
Fighting for YES! The Story of Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann
Written by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Illustrated by Vivien Mildenberger,
Note by Judith Heumann
From a very young age, Judy Heumann heard the word NO. When she wanted to attend public school, the principal said, "NO." When she wanted her teaching license, the New York Board of Education said, "NO." Judy and people with disabilities everywhere were tired of hearing “NO.”
In the 1970s an important disability rights law, Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, was waiting to be signed. Judy and other disability rights activists fought for “YES!” They held a sit-in until Section 504 was signed into law. Section 504 laid the foundation for the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was established thanks in large part to the ongoing work of Judy and her community.