Passing of a Titan
It is with deep regret I announce the death of Judiith Heumann. She passed on March 4, 2023, following a heart attack, at 75. Ms. Heumann was a disability activist extraordinaire. Judith (Judy) Heumann fought to implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In 1977, she occupied the Federal Building in San Francisco for thirty days.
She went on to work assignments in the World Bank and the United States State Department, promoting disability rights internationally.
Ms. Heumann used a wheelchair for mobility throughout her life following an episode with Polio early in her life.
She will be sorely missed.
George Fuller, MPA, MA CEO, Daniel Jonathan Fuller Memorial Fund