Disability Advocate and Author Haben Girma to Speak at Glenview Public Library

Virtual Live Interview Kicks Off Glenview Reads Together

Glenview Public Library is excited to welcome human rights lawyer, disability justice advocate, and author Haben Girma for a virtual live interview on Sunday, March 5, at 2 PM to discuss her captivating memoir, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law. Selected for the Library's annual community-wide reading program, Glenview Reads Together, the book follows Haben as she navigates all obstacles, from her early years to her current work on the world stage as an advocate for people with disabilities.   

"We loved Haben’s compelling story and enjoyment of life and wanted to share her amazing journey with the community,” said Library Deputy Director Teri Room. “We invite everyone to read Haben and join us for the author interview on March 5, followed by a series of programs offering different perspectives from people with disabilities.” 

Haben Girma is the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School; she is a human rights lawyer advancing disability justice. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Hellen Keller Achievement Award, a spot on the Forbes 30 under 30 list, and TIME100 Talks.   

Glenview Reads Together is an opportunity for community members to join together to read the same book, connect with neighbors, and discuss big ideas about society, culture, and identity. Visit glenviewpl.org/grt23 to learn more and register for the event. Stop by the Library to pick up your copy of Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law. Ebooks and audiobooks are also available. 

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