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Africa Table - Disability Inclusion in Africa: It Impacts All of Us by Haben Girma

Join the Center for African Studies for our weekly lunchtime lecture series followed by a reception. Haben Girma, White House Champion of Change and Staff Attorney at Disability Rights Advocates will speak at our first Africa Table of the quarter about Disability Inclusion in Africa.
Africa Table: 12:00 - 1:00 pm in 219 Encina Hall WestReception: 1:15 - 2:00 pm in 100 Encina Commons (Center for African Studies)
Honored as a White House Champion of Change, and the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates for the civil rights of persons with disabilities. A celebrated speaker, she provided the introductory remarks for the 25th Anniversary of the ADA at the White House. Her TEDxBaltimore Talk has garnered over 175,000 views. Haben was most recently featured in Forbes 30 under 30 2016 as a change agent in the Law & Policy sector.
Haben joined Disability Rights Advocates in 2013 as a Skadden Fellow, and became a Staff Attorney in 2015. She helped achieve a legal victory in National Federation of the Blind v. Scribd, the second case to hold that the ADA applies to e-commerce. She received her J.D. in 2013 from Harvard, and her B.A., magna cum laude, in 2010 from Lewis & Clark College. Haben lives in Berkeley, California, and her parents are from Eritrea and Ethiopia. To learn more visit



Wednesday, January 13, 2016. 12:00 PM


Encina Hall West, Room 219, 417 Galvez Mall


Center for African Studies




Lunch will be served, followed by a reception and refreshments.