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Haben Firma on Disability Inclusion in Africa

Venue: Encina Hall West, Room 219, 417 Galvez Mall, Stanford main campus.

Join the Center for African Studies for our weekly lunchtime lecture series (Africa Table) followed by a special reception co-sponsored by the Stanford African Students Association (SASA). Food will be provided.

Speaker: 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 significant attention.

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