"Harvard Law's first deaf and blind graduate, now advocating for disabilities"

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When: Friday, November 1 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: The Great Hall at Student Union

Dear Advocates!

We have exciting news! A national disability rights advocate will be sharing her experiences with our community.

Haben Girma, the first deafblind student at Harvard Law School is on her way to becoming a disability rights lawyer. She empowers students with disabilities to become better self-advocates, and teaches families and educators to set high expectations. Business Insider ranked her among the 21 Most Impressive Students at Harvard Law School, and the White House recognized her as a Champion of Change.

Haben now serves as a Skadden Fellowship Attorney at Disability Rights Advocates, a non-profit law firm based in Berkeley, California. At DRA, she works to increase the accessibility of digital instructional materials at colleges and universities. Haben strongly believes that education leads to positive change. Through her many speeches and workshops, Haben educates the public about essential civil rights issues.

Please come join us for an informative and inspirational presentation. Haben will share her personal experiences as a former student with a disability, and discuss the obligations of students and schools under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This event will take place on Friday, November 1 from 2:00-3:00 PM in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Refreshments provided.

Sponsored by: Advocates For Carolina, UNC's Equal Opportunity/ADA Office & Campus Y, and Accessibility Resources & Service

For more information or if you need accommodations, contact: advocatesforcarolina@unc.edu

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