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Host: Judith Heumann & Jim LeBrecht

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The hosts will open the day by weaving a synthesis of themes from the presentations, artistic performances, cultural work and dialogues to take place on the convening day’s theme: Legacies of Eugenics. 

*You can watch Jim’s film “Crip Camp” on Netflix! Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, 2020. Rated R, 1hr 48m. A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes a group of teens with disabilities to help build a movement, forging a new path toward greater equality.


  • Dr. Judith Heumann

  • Jim LeBrecht

    James LeBrecht has over 40 years of experience as a film and theater sound designer and mixer, filmmaker, author and disability rights activist.

    LeBrecht co-directed and co-produced, with Nicole Newnham, the 2021 Oscar Nominated and 2020 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winning documentary, Crip Camp.
    Jim is honored to be a member of the Disability Futures Fellowship, an initiative of the Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additionally, he is a 2020 BAFTA Breakthrough USA honoree. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.