A headshot of Judy Heumann, a cis-gender white woman who is a wheelchair user with short brown hair. She is wearing brown glasses, a maroon and black embroidered cardigan with the top buttoned, and a matching maroon shirt. She is smiling kindly.


FEBRUARY 7-10, 2022

Join us in welcoming Judith Heumann to UCLA as the UCLA School of Nursing Regents' lecturer!

Judy will be in conversation with the UCLA Community throughout the week of Feb. 7-10, 2022.  The week will culminate with her Regents' Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 10. All event and registration information are listed below.

About Judith Heumann: Judy is a lifelong advocate for the rights of disabled people. She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of legislation, such as Section 504, the Individuals with Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Her memoir, "Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist", co-authored by Kristen Joiner, was published in 2020. She is also featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary, "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution", directed by James LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham. Judy produces a podcast called "The Heumann Perspective", which features a variety of members from the disability community.

Judy serves on a number of nonprofit boards, including the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Humanity and Inclusion and Human Rights Watch. She is also a founding member of the Berkeley Center for Independent Living. Prior to starting the Judith Heumann LLC, she served in the Clinton and Obama administrations.



Disrupting Ableism in Higher Education and Beyond

Feb. 10, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT

The Regents' Lecture will be a conversation between Judith Heumann, Andy Imparato, Executive Director of Disability Rights California (DRC), and Vivian Haun, Senior Attorney in the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Practice Group at Disability Rights California, and moderated by Professor Lauren Clark.

View event details and register for the virtual event.

The event will have CART captioning, ASL interpretation, and be recorded.



All events will be virtual.

Monday, Feb. 7  

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Meeting with Student Affairs committees for the UCLA School of Nursing, David Geffen School of Medicine and the School of Dentistry.
      Closed Event.
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
    • Guest Lecturer for the Nursing/Disability Studies M172 Care Work: Disability Justice and Healthcare.
      Closed Event.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Meeting with students from the Pathway at UCLA Program
      Closed Event.
  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Beyond Allyship: Disability Rights and Public Service
      Event hosted by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Undergraduate Program
      Public Event.  View event details and register for the virtual event.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    • Meeting with the Tarjan Center at UCLA Faculty and Staff
      Closed Event.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Learn-at-Lunch: Disability and Health Professions
      Event hosted by the UCLA School of Nursing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
      Public Event. For more information and to register for the event, click here.
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.   
    • The Future of Disability Studies
      Event hosted by UCLA Disability Studies. 
      Public Event.  For more information and to register for the event, click here.

Thursday, Feb. 10

  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Meeting with the Disabled Student Union (DSU) at UCLA
      Public Event. To view this event, click here.
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
    • Regents' Lecture — Disrupting Ableism in Higher Education and Beyond.
      ​​​​​​Public Event. View event details and register for the virtual event.